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In 1935 a Sunday school was started for the local farmers children in the area. That Christmas the Children performed at a specially arranged Carol Service supported by the local community and as a result in 1936 Gospel Services commenced in the old farm building and was called Glenfield Mission Church, the church quickly grew and the building was knocked through into the a joining a cow shed, the apple loft became a balcony and a baptistry was built. The founder of the church was Mr Frederick Hufton who owned the house next door, he was a business man with a factory in Birmingham, he Pastored the church for 13 years. 

Then in 1949, a local man Albert Bull was asked to Pastor the church, he left a Pastoral role in West Heath and took up the position of Pastor, the church was renamed Headley Heath Full Gospel Church, He faithfully Pastored until 1985.

The current Pastor Malcolm Bull took over as Pastor of the church following his father’s death, the church was renamed New Life Church Centre in 1986. The church continued to grow and an extension was built in 1988 to the side of the building providing an additional overflow to the main hall and a function room. Over the next few years the Sunday evening service outgrew the existing church building and in 1994 the evening services took place in a local community hall that could seat 100 people. Following a six-year battle with the local council, plans were past and building work commenced in 2001 to develop the existing building. 

The new Building opened in December 2002 now able to seat up to 120 people, with additional upstairs rooms/classrooms, function room, kitchen, lobby and disabled facilities. In the years to follow, the Pastor took weekly assemblies in the local school, a parent and toddler group was established, which has continued to thrive, ‘Ladies Unite’ a ladies ministry was launched to unite Christian woman from local churches and be an outreach in the local area. 

In 2018 a new car park was developed to park up to 35 cars.. 

In 2019 the decision was made to affiliate with Elim and become part of the Elim Network. As a church we can look back over the many years and have seen and known the blessing of God both spiritually and financially. We are now looking forward to where He will lead us in this new season.

In March 2022 Pastor Malcolm Bull retired following 37 years of faithful service at New Life Church Centre. On 26th March 2022 Pastor Tom Skelton was appointed as Pastor and was joined by his wife Lauren and their children Amy & Ben.

In May 2023 the trustees of Headley Heath New Life church trust along with the support of the leadership teams made the decision to fully join Elim. In March 2024 the process was completed and New Life Church centre is now New Life Elim, Elim Foursquare Gospel Alliance, charity no 251549.

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