The Grove Community is a fresh expression of church in partnership with the Eden Network and the Church of England.In 2016, Mark and Laura Tate were sent by St Pauls's Ealing in partnership with St Stephen’s Ealing onto the Gurnell Grove estate.
The Tates moved onto the estate with a vision to see church form and grow where local residents could meet Jesus and be discipled. Since then they have seen the birth of various community initiatives including an after-school Kids club, a Community lunch and an OAP club. A highlight of their work on the Grove is hosting Bingo Church - a monthly bingo night for residents which includes a short talk and opportunity for prayer. At Christmas 2020 they transformed the centre of the estate into a Winter wonderland with a skate rink and Christmas market and hundreds from the community came out to enjoy the fun.
In 2019 Catherine joined our team as a part-time community worker. Over time, we have seen several residents on the estate make a commitment to follow Jesus. Paula is one of those people and in 2020 became part of the team. We have an annual trip to Edgefest - a Christian festival in Dorset.
A healthy, growing church community in the heart of the Gurnell Grove estate through which hundreds of local people become disciples of Jesus.