Gateways is an embryonic Fresh Expression of Church, a community built around a monthly inter-generational Sunday gathering in Caldecote village hall, a monthly prayer and planning meeting in a home, and a new weekly informal meet-up in a local cafe. Its participants represent several denominations and none, and it is supported by Hardwick Evangelical Church and the Lordsbridge Team.
Members of Gateways share asset of common values and aims and want to help each other explore what it is to live well, recognizing that nurturing our spiritual side and thinking about our values is important. Their Sunday gatherings, often around a meal, give us the opportunity to explore how the Christian faith provides a foundation for this … therefore we say we meet for “something to do, something to eat, something to think about”.
As well as working with Gateways, our Team Pioneer Curate is growing a network across the Team of those who are interested in exploring mission opportunities – either based locally in their own parishes or, like Gateways, supported as a Team project.