Heatherside Church was established in 1977 by a group from St. Paul's Camberley who saw the need for a Christian presence on the estate.
When plans for the area were originally made, the intention was to have a community centre and church separately. After some discussion the suggestion was made to combine the two in one building as both parties were there to service the needs of the area.
So it was in 1981 that the Heatherside Community Centre and Church was opened.
The church's role is very much
intertwined with the community.
We still use Heather Ridge School (where we first started meeting in 1977) on a Thursday afternoon for our children’s work, and we produce a joint publication with the Community Association called Newslink three times a year.
The church itself is
ecumenical, serving all denominations on the estate, but
with an Anglican base.