Growing Together Thinking about ourselves as a church and our mission


Given Lives

As followers of Jesus we look to live out our God given purpose, to take part in the Kingdom mission that He has called each of us to. This means that our lives are not lived simply for ourselves. Nor are they lived just for our own family or loved ones – though they are all very important to us. Our lives are not even lived solely for the church community we are part of, although that too is important.

It means our lives are lived for the people around us: giving beyond ourselves and our own circles. This is worked out in conjunction with looking after ourselves, our loved ones, and those in our extended faith family.

We therefore lead “Given Lives” – lives that are given in mission to those God would call us to. In that way we live somewhat in contrast to our everyday culture, with its relentless focus on the individual and the ‘me’

Leading Given Lives does not automatically make us superior to anyone else – we need grace for each day just as much as everyone. It also does not necessarily come easily. It is a costly walk of discipleship that we find ourselves on as we seek to be ever closer to Jesus. It arises from our worship of Jesus, and is inseparable from it.


Life Stories – Louise: A Childhood Calling

Louise was born 28th May 1974 in Thatcham, Berkshire and her earliest faith-related memories are of Sunday school – sitting in a freezing room on tiny wooden chairs and doing lots of colouring in!

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Praying into Pioneer Ministry

As a church we are actively praying into pioneer ministry – very much with the extensive new housing build of Ely North in mind.

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Menu of Mission Possibilities

At the Countess Free Church there are a number of mission possibilities across the life of the church, as well as the opportunities for individuals in their diverse places of work, school and so on. We try and capture these into a simple menu.

Download the Menu so you can peruse, pray and get involved!


Worship and Service Go Hand in Hand

Our motto is ‘Seeking to Worship, Seeking to Serve’. This keeps things simple and succinctly captures what we are about – God and His love for all mankind.

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Greater Things than These

Starting 7th January 2018 our new series ‘Greater Things than These‘ will begin. This will explore our desire to see Kingdom Life across the City, for which we seek God for greater capacity among ourselves for Kingdom ministry.

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Confidence to Lead in Faith

At the Countess Free Church we have a thing about Disciples Make Disciples – each of us not only called to follow Jesus, but in our following helping others to follow too. The obvious question to ask ourselves is ‘Who are you discipling?‘. Related to this is the question ‘If I were to disciple someone one to one, how would I do it?‘.

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