Sutton Hill Church meets in a modern, versatile building where worship and fellowship have been enjoyed since 1966 when the church was built.
Sutton Hill is an urban priority area. The Telford New Town Development Corporation built much of the housing in the 1960's but there is also a wide variety of private developments. Re-development of the centre of the estate has taken place over the last few years, and will shortly be completed.
The church building consists of a recently enlarged chapel, which seats up to 100, a coffee bar area, a large meeting room and a small committee room. The versatile seating arrangement has enabled it to be used for Alpha courses, Parish social events, such as Harvest Supper, Agape Supper in Holy Week and Parish meetings. The church is also regularly used by the local community.
Some 20 adults and 5 - 10 children meet for worship on a Sunday morning.
Sutton Hill Church has an ecumenical tradition. It began life as a Anglican / Methodist Local Ecumenical Project but at present, the Church of England is the only participating denomination. Worship is joyful and is based on Common Worship and many members of the congregation participate by leading services, reading and leading intercessions. The ministry of healing forms a natural part of the life of the church. The present vision of the church is to develop work among the youngsters who come each Sunday, many from families who have little contact with the church.
Sutton Hill Church is situated at the heart of the community of Sutton Hill estate, next to the supermarket, the Community Centre and Sir Alexander Fleming Primary School. Its central location ensures that occasionally it becomes the target for vandals from time to time. However its location is also a fine witness to the presence of God’s people at the heart of the community.
Sutton Hill Church extends a warm welcome to visitors of all ages - do please come and join us one Sunday.