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About Us

Global Mission
New Ground

Christ First is part of the New Ground family of churches. New Ground have a number of churches across the nations of Europe and beyond. 

God has caught us up in His great mission to see many churches planted across the world, and communities transformed by the love of Jesus Christ.


New Ground is part of Newfrontiers, which is a family of over 1,500 churches in more than 80 nations, spread across every continent of the world.

Eldership team

Elder, Pastor, Overseer, are all terms used to describe those called by God, and recognised by the church to guard, guide and govern the affairs of the church as those who will give account before God.

Andy Smith
Aaron McGovern
Christ First Values 

As we follow the mission of Jesus we hold to these eight core values. 

What we believe

We are part of the Evangelical Alliance and hold to their statements of belief. 


We believe in:


An eternal God who exists in three persons - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.

The divine inspiration and supreme authority of God's word, the bible, fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.

The dignity of all people, made in God's image, yet corrupted by sin, which results in His wrath and judgement.


God's eternal Son,  the Lord Jesus Christ, who was truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.

Jesus' sacrificial death on a cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.

Bodily resurrection, because Jesus rose from the dead first, ascended to the Father, and now reigns as the only Saviour of the world.

The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.

The work of God the Holy Spirit to lead  us to repentance, unite us with Christ, and empower us to live more like Him.

The local & global Church, made up of all believers, empowered by the Spirit to worship, speak the gospel, promote justice & love.

The return of Jesus Christ, who will raise all people to face judgement before God. Bringing either eternal life to those saved by faith in Christ or eternal condemnation, and establish a new heaven and new earth.


We take church membership seriously. Belonging to a local church family where you can be known, cared for, encouraged and equipped is essential to effectively follow Jesus. Below is some information that is mainly for members but might be of interest to you. If you'd like to know more about what it means to be part of the Christ First family you can attend one of our membership lunches or email the church office here.

Members Area

We have a members area where those who are part of the church family can log in and access things like the teams they are serving on, details for their Explore Group. If you are a church member and don't have access please contact the church office. Otherwise you can login below.


We encourage all of our members to give generously of their lives, time and money to the mission of the church. There is an opportunity to give financially on a Sunday morning, alternatively you can set up a direct debit using the details below. If you're happy for us to reclaim gift aid on your giving, please let us know. 

Account number -  39917320
Sort Code -  60-00-08

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