The congregation of Grace Church Highlands recently got together to celebrate its seventh birthday and new independent status.
Grace Church Highlands has grown from around 50 members to 120 in the seven years since it was founded.
The church serves the new community of Highlands Village in Enfield
and until this summer was legally part of the nearby Christ Church
It is thriving and in addition to regular worship, offers a free
English Language Support club, youth football, and assemblies in a local
Grace Church is an example of the 100 worshipping communities that
the Diocese of London has committed to create or renew as part of
Capital Vision 2020, its strategy launched last year to serve London in
ways that are confident, compassionate and creative.
Going forward, the church is looking forward to broadening and deepening its engagement and service to the local community.
The celebrations were joined by the Bishop of London, Dr Richard Chartres.
The Reverend Andy Wadsworth, minister-in-charge at Grace Church
Highlands, commented: "It is a thrilling time in the life of the church
family as we look back with thanks to God's faithfulness and forward in
hope and expectation as we seek to make Jesus Christ known and serve the