Colchester has a rich Christian heritage. Not only was the East coast where Tyndale smuggled his New Testaments into England and where 23 people were burnt at the stake in Colchester during the Marian persecutions, but Charles Spurgeon was also converted to Christ in a chapel in Colchester.
Considered Britain’s oldest town (founded by the Romans), Colchester now has a population of nearly 200,000 people. In June 2019, the Daily Gazette said it was the fastest growing town in the East of England. Essex University has almost 15,000 students, 20% of which are from 140 different countries.
We began holding Bible studies in Colchester in October 2020. On 25 April 2021, we had our opening service in Colchester. Though the work has not been without its challenges, we are grateful for the Lord’s blessings and asking Him to help the church grow and be establish. For more information about this church, please go here.