Our Story

Staines Congregational Church was founded as an independent chapel in 1789 and was for many years a member of the Congregational Union of England and Wales.

In the early 1960s this body changed their constitution, which eventually led to the amalgamation of the Congregational Union and the Presbyterian Church of England to form the United Reform Church in 1972. Staines Congregational Church chose, on doctrinal issues, not to join in this process and became an independent Congregational Church in 1966.

The church became one of the founder members of the Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches (EFCC) in 1976.

The present church was built in 1956 when its previous site in the centre of Staines was required for redevelopment.

Over the past 60 years the church has had four pastors. Rev Nick Gray was ordained as its present pastor in August 2010.

For further information, we encourage you to read our church’s history from 1789 to today.

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