Hello! We are a group of ordinary people, who believe the Bible and have found in Jesus Christ a true Friend - Someone who gives peace and strength for daily living and real hope for the life to come. Feel free to come and meet us anytime !
Read our history...
There has been in Straightsmouth, since 1902, a place of Christian worship.
To begin with there was a "tin tab" known as the Iron Room, (because it was made of corrugated iron), which before World War II had huge Sunday Schools and young men and young women's meetings. Near the end of the war, a V2 made a direct hit on that part of Straightsmouth, and the Iron Room and several houses were destroyed.
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The Christians meeting at the Iron Room were able to rent a shop in South Street, and then in the 1950s the Iron Room was rebuilt, but this time out of asbestos concrete.
In the 1980s, developers bought the site from British Rail and built the flats currently on the site - with the Gospel Hall on the ground floor, as stipulated in the planning permission.
The present building looks far better than the concrete shed surrounded by derelict garages, which formed this part of Straightsmouth before. We have been 30 years in our new premises and have brought the Hall into the 21st century, but we extend that same invitation given for the last 100 years, to come and hear the Good News of Jesus Christ, who is "the same yesterday, today and forever".
Every Sunday at 17:00
Come and hear the good news of the Gospel - all are invited. Please stay for the free sit-down tea which is served afterwards.
Breaking of Bread
Every Sunday at 10:30
All who know the Lord Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour are welcome to break bread with us.
On Sunday 23rd April, this will be at 15:15 due to the London Marathon.
Every Sunday at 17:00
The children come out for their lesson after the worship part of the Gospel Meeting - feel free to stay for it, or drop your children by.
Every Monday at 10:30
Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, make new friends, play a game, ask for help with your form-filling... All welcome.
Every Tuesday at 13:30 - see details
1st & 3rd Tuesdays: Women's Meeting
2nd & 4th Tuesdays: Tuesday Fellowship
Tea, coffee and chat followed by singing, sharing and a short Bible message.
Every Wednesday at 19:30
Come and learn from God's Word with us - all questions welcome. The Bible Study is followed by the Prayer Meeting.
can be summed up in the four statements above:
- to give God the glory which is due Him by His very nature, His very identity and beauty of character, and for the mighty deeds He has performed through the ages.
- to learn of Him and of His love for us through the gift of His Word - the Bible.
- to magnify and serve the Lord Jesus Christ, the promised Messiah, the Son of God, who in spite of His own deity came to this world to be the servant of others, the Saviour and Light of the world, and Lord of all.
- to proclaim the liberty and forgiveness of sins, which is found in the Lord Jesus alone, who secured salvation on our behalf once and for all, by His ultimate sacrifice on the Cross. To proclaim a risen Lord who has conquered the grave, and is able to give us everlasting life, by grace (unmerited), through faith in Him.
“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness”
“And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
All welcome at any of our meetings!