Are you new to the church or the area? If so, you are very welcome! Please do check out our New to Church page to get all the information about what goes on at our church.
We are a dynamic church made up of people from all walks of life and from different nations. We love to see new people and are confident that you will feel right at home. Our Sunday mornings begin with a warm welcome and an invitation to join us in celebrating the good news about Jesus Christ. Our worship is vibrant and lively as we lift up His name together. We expect God to meet with us and speak to us.
We are also very active in our local community working alongside other agencies and running our own projects in order to express the love of God in a practical way.
Why does our Church have such a strange name?
Elim is actually a place found in the Bible in Exodus 15 v 27. It was an Oasis that the people of Israel came to on their way out of Egypt. It was a place of wells and palm trees and represented real refreshment in the midst of the wilderness. It was also around this time that God promised to be their healer as well as their deliverer. This was an important doctrine to our founding fathers and continues to be so with us.
Incidentally Elim literally means "Palm Trees" so you will often see them in our literature. Our desire is to be an Oasis in a world that is increasingly difficult for many.
Elim believes that, as its members discover their destiny and are equipped to fulfil God's Kingdom priorities through spiritual maturity, numerical fruitfulness will ensue. This is achieved through sound teaching and discipleship programmes, small groups and the ongoing ministry of the Church.
There are many hundreds of Churches networked within Elim. They range from small groups recently launched to some of the largest congregations in Britain. Our emphasis however is not only on growing larger Churches but on building bigger people - people who have a heart to fulfill their God-given destiny and rise to the level of His plan and purpose for their life.