We are passionate about inviting others into the forgiveness and new life we have found in him, and to serving our neighbours practically.
We started as a mission to the Bethnal Green area in the 1980s, and we continue to draw inspiration from the dedication on the wall of our Victorian building: ‘to the glory of God and for the welfare of this neighbourhood.’You are welcome to join us on a Sunday morning or at any of our events.
Darren Prince – Church leader
David Bishop – Outreach manager
Lindsay Gray – Early years and family worker
Darren Baker – Children's worker
Jenny Bollans – Youth worker
Ryan Lynch – Marginalised adult worker
Catherine Clayden – Marginalised adult worker
Kaspars Parups – Caretaker
Christina Simon – Finance
The leadership team provides oversight to the church. They also serve as trustees to the Good Shepherd Mission charity.
As an outward-focused and practical mission, we partner with like-minded organisations as we seek to reach out to our neighbours with practical help and the message of Jesus.
The Good Shepherd Mission is a place to belong, and to serve, as we follow Jesus together.
We are an open community and everyone is welcome, but those who wish to publicly commit to the church are invited to become members.
If you share our passion for the good news of Jesus, and our vision as a church, then membership is a way to declare that to the community.
You can download a more detailed explanation of membership if you would like to know more, or talk to any of the leadership team.
The Good Shepherd Mission, as it exists today, began in the 1980s. It grew out of a youth club that was started in the building in 1980, which was standing empty at the time. As growing numbers of local young people and then adults began to follow Jesus, the work slowly transitioned into a Sunday fellowship and the church we know today.
There is a longer heritage behind the church. Our roots in Bethnal green go back to 1856 and the Good Shepherd School, which occupied our building for many years.