The assembly of Christian Brethren that now meet in Heathfield Gospel Hall began in Crewe over a century ago, in 1909. Their first meeting place was a vacated Baptist Chapel in Underwood Lane which they shared with a baker. These rather unsuitable premises (now a licensed betting office) served as a centre for worship, prayer and evangelistic activity for over twenty years.
In 1930 land was purchased in Glover Street by two of the members who then built a meeting room which could seat over a hundred adults. This room, that was opened in 1931, served the assembly for the next seven decades, when it was decided to buy a large hall in Heathfield Avenue, just off Hightown, that was being auctioned by the Oddfellows. This is where we now are happily settled.
All who are received into membership believe in the inerrancy of Scripture as it proclaims the Lordship of Christ as the eternal Son of God, His atoning death, His resurrection and ascension and the power and presence of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers. Having no ordained ministry we meet as a group of believer priests to worship and pray together. Evangelism continues through the Sunday Club, youth activities at various times during the week and regular preaching services in the evening of the Lord’s Day. As we enter our second century we seek, by grace, to be faithful to the Lord as we serve and follow Him.
Basis of Faith
We believe in...
•The one true God who lives eternally in three persons - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
•The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
•The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God - fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
•The dignity of all people, made male and female in God's image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement.
•The incarnation of God's eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ - born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
•The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
•The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
•The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
•The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
•The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers - given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
•The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.