Despite the rumours to the contrary, the Church of Jesus Christ is very much alive! The church here on Ipswich Road is a sign of that life. We have been here since 1952 when a group of pioneers from the then Princes Street Congregational Church came to found a church to serve the new estates at Eaton Rise and Tuckswood.
We are part of the Norwich Area United Reformed Churches (NAURC), which includes St.Peters Jessopp Road URC, Princes Street URC and Trinity URC in Norwich, as well as the URCs in Wymondham, Wroxham & Hoveton and Mattishall. This group has two full time ministers and a part time minister. We seek to work together for the sake of God’s kingdom in Norfolk. For more information on the NAURC, please visit www.norwichareaurc.co.uk.
We believe that Jesus came to show us how to live, and to offer us forgiveness and new life through his death and resurrection. Jesus’ Gospel (‘Gospel’ literally means ‘good news’) drives us to serve our communities and work for justice and peace in the world. We believe, as Jesus did, that Jesus came to give life in all it’s fullness (John 10:10).
We are an open and inclusive church and seek to involve everyone in our life and work, partnering with local residents and organisations for the good of all.
Our approach to life is summed up in:
Ipswich Road’s Statement of its ongoing Vision
It is our goal to be a vibrant and sustainable Christian community, called by God to grow actively in faith, love and commitment to Jesus Christ, our Lord. We believe he invites us to follow him and, empowered by the Holy Spirit live the Gospel by proclaiming its message of truth, forgiveness, freedom, transformation and justice, bringing hope, comfort and healing into a hurting world.