History of Hollymoor Community Church

Humble Beginnings

In 2008, and with no congregation, Pastors Stephen and Valma Merrick, opened for worship a new Church plant on behalf Altar of Grace International Ministries from a local village hall. After eighteen months they were able to relocate to a church building - the disused Church of the Nazarene, not far from the present day church. 

Whilst there, they began to develop the ‘online’ part of the ministry, which had always been part of the vision, and the ‘Eternal Radio’ radio station began to grow. Over the next two years, this grew to broadcasting to over 60 countries, with a 24/7 programming of Christian music, bible teaching and bible. 

In July 2011, we were delighted to have the opportunity to take on the disused former Church of England site in Hollymoor, and we re-established this as a place of worship. This is the present day home of Hollymoor Community Church. Placed right in the heart of the community, we share our site with the doctors’ surgery and the pharmacy, and we really feel that we have now found our ‘home’. 

In 2013 we joined The Fellowship of Churches of Christ one of the oldest and one of the most respected movements of churches.

 New Developments

Today HCC continues to grow steadily and surely under the leading of His Holy Spirit both numerically and in influence within the community. For example the Church manages Northfield’s food bank known as Life Line Food Bank which feed’s circa 1000 local families in need each year fulfilling our commitment to honouring Matthew 25. 

We have already made a number of improvements to the Church known as The Old Chapel and are delighted to announce that funding has just been secured to replace the old defunct heating system with Quartz heating which should not only make the building more comfortable but is also much more efficient and cost effective than the old gas system. 

Over and above this improvements are also planned to the car park lighting and electrics in general