The Church was planted almost 30 years ago by two local Anglican congregations, looking to expand their ministry by creating a Fresh Expression of church. The vision was for Springfield to be ‘a river ministry’ flowing through the town, and since the beginning, our purpose has been to minister in the local community, with a focus on mission and worship.
Springfield was planted as a church without its own buildings and has always hired local venues — normally schools — to meet in. Springfield’s first home was in Springfield Road, Wallington — hence our name. After some rapid growth, we moved moved to larger premises at Wallington High School for Girls, where we remained for over 25 years.
The Covid Pandemic in March 2020 forced us to move our services online, and with government restrictions preventing us from returning to the Girls’ school, we held our Sunday services online for 77 consecutive weeks.
Now, as we emerge from Covid, Springfield is entering a new and exciting chapter of our story. We’re meeting for our Sunday services at St Paul’s Church Roundshaw and after a successful trial period in Autumn 2021, we’ve committed to staying there for 2022 and beyond. It’s exciting to have the opportunity to re-establish and re-plant Springfield to face the new challenges of the world we live in and re-focus once again on pursuing our vision to be beacons of hope in our community.
We’d love for you to join us in being part of the story that God is writing through Springfield Church.