A multi-purpose sacred space dedicated to God
a place that has known brokenness, healing and restoration
a flourishing, accessible and environmentally-friendly presence in Retford
that can be used every day of the week
for worship, learning and caring, service and sharing God’s story.
A people called by God with a story to share
inspired by our heritage, grounded in the everyday, but looking to the future in hope
intentionally sharing and nurturing faith through worship and service to the local community and beyond
blessed with the gift of an historic, multi-purpose building - and using it to bless others
supported by Circuit, District and Connexional resources.
Established pattern of life at The Grove by 2024
varied programme of Sunday and midweek worship for all ages
range of church led groups including weekly lunches, coffee mornings and support for older adults
offering ways for all to explore and grow in faith
providing opportunities for prayer and story sharing
familiar space to local school children – for events big and small
hospitable space where community groups feel at home
outdoor green space to engage with the gift of creation
support based activities held in partnership with other organisations
supporting art and culture – with a diverse mix of concerts and exhibitions
place filled to the rafters for key circuit, civic, ecumenical, school and community events
key player in all heritage events and celebrations
ongoing commitment to All We Can, Action for Children and local charities
actively working for climate justice and a reduction in our carbon footprint.