“Here to serve: Jesus, each other and the  community”

Brief history of Gleneagles Church

Gleneagles Church was established twenty-two years ago by the town centre Anglican parish of All Hallows to serve the growing community in the Gleneagles estate.  The first service was held on October 28th 1990 in Redwell Junior School.  A monthly service was established which soon became a congregation which met weekly.  In 2006 Gleneagles Church became an Anglican ‘Conventional District’ as a first step towards becoming a Parish in its own right.  In September 2010 the Wellingborough Deanery recommended that Gleneagles should become a Parish so that process is now in motion.

The church was initially served by the Curate and then an Assistant Priest from All Hallows.  The church now has its own full-time Priest-in-Charge, Revd Melvyn Pereira, who was instituted in September 2007.

Throughout its existence Gleneagles Church has been serving the community to the north and north-west of Wellingborough through worship and service.  The church has met in Redwell Junior School, Barnwell Road and in the last two years other activities, including a weekly Mums and Tots group, and a monthly Café Church, have been taking place at the Gleneagles Social Club (also known as the Vicarage Farm Community Centre).

Gleneagles Church is now a growing church of about 110 adult members and 40 children and teens.  Our Sunday congregation is close to the comfortable capacity in the school hall, which is our main worship area and on a good day we are very full.  Our Electoral Roll of active adult members has grown from 42 in March 2007 to 113 in March 2012.

Year Electoral Roll
2000 35
2007 42
2008 56
2009 75
2010 85
2011 96
2012 113

We have a vision to extend the range of facilities we provide to include activities for all groups in the community such as groups to serve the elderly, and to improve our existing activities/groups including those for young people and children in the community.