Alastair Gooderham



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about the church

Grace Church was planted in 2007 from Bessacarr Evangelical Church by a core team. We initially met in Cantley but have been meeting in the Hayfield area of Auckley since 2013. Grace Church exists to equip God’s people to speak and be grace where God has placed us for his glory. We have sought to do that through our Sunday activities, toddler groups, coffee time, midweek bible study and lots of other ways of outreach in the community as well as just spending time with people.

The area we serve in is a former RAF base with all the divisions of a small town in a much smaller community. It is an area that has undergone rapid change in the last 5 years, with significant housing developments, a new 1200 place sixth form college, and further development of Robin Hood Airport. The area experiences all the resulting tensions that creates between people from different backgrounds. It is an area that has changed from being significantly deprived to being less so, not because of any change for those in need but simply because of gentrification and the rapid building of hundreds of homes.

It is an area in desperate need of the good news of Jesus Christ.