Same Church, New Name

We were Longton Community Church, God has called us to be Crossgate.

 
Your gates will always stand open, they will never shut, day or night.

Isaiah 60:11

Pass through the gates! Prepare the way for the people. Build up a highway! Remove the stones. 

Isaiah 62:10

Jesus said: "I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved."

John 10:9

 

join us on Sunday!

We meet at Landmark, PR1 5LG

Every Sunday

10am refreshments // 10.30am service

Full programme for 0-14 year olds

 

LOVE IS AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING WE DO

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength, and love your neighbour as yourself." Mark 12:30-31

We believe God has called us to be a church of influence and significance.

We desire to be a "City of Refuge" church. We believe that we can do this through the grace of Jesus Christ, by partnering with local agencies, to impact our community.

"Go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." Matthew 28:19-20


 
 

Ron Farrington

Senior Pastor

 
 

I want to welcome you to Crossgate.

I am Ron, the Senior Pastor. I'm married to Christine and we have four children who are all involved in church life, and six grandchildren.

I became a Christian when I was 10 years old, after growing up in a Christian family. I left school at 15 to work on the family farm, and started working in youth ministry at 16.

God gave me the vision for a community church in the village of Longton back in 1989, a church for people who didn't know God. After several years of prayer, we started the church in 1995. It has continually grown since then; we've hired lots of different meeting places, and changed to multiple services to accommodate the growth. In 2015 we purchased a building in Preston for renovation, which we moved into in 2016 for our Sunday services.

The vision for our church has now grown city-wide. Along with our sister charity Serve Our Community, we are able to work in our local area - Preston and South Ribble - with the police, council and lots of different agencies. We love having this opportunity to show people the love of Jesus by loving them ourselves. Keeping Jesus at the centre of what we do, we're able to see real transformation, introducing people to the first steps of a journey discovering who God is, all He has for each of us and to help them fly in their God-given potential.

I hope and pray that you will feel welcome and at home here; that you will experience God's love and that your life is transformed by what God has in store for you, for our church and for our wider community.

Come and join us, it'd be great to see you!

Ron Farrington