Our Story

Our Story

Understanding our legacy and where we came from is key in understanding our DNA.

In the mid 90s Roy and Brenda Taylor retuned from leading a church in Spain to start a new church in Marple. 

Marple Christian Gospel Fellowship was formed and quickly grew in an upper room above Marple library.  Many people were drawn to the passionate worship and in depth bible teaching and soon the need arose for a bigger building.

Roy soon came across the Old Wesleyan Chapel on High Street, New Mills, previously the home of New Mills Christian Fellowship.  A deal was done with the Macedonian Trust to purchase the building on condition it would be used as a place of worship.  Repairs were done to the building and Christian Revival Church New Mills was born.

The church continued to thrive and grow and the leadership was handed over to Peter and Janice Bird.  In the Spring of 2009 "Revive Church" as it was now known was asked to plant a new church in Stalybridge at Mount Street.  The new church grew and Andy and Jackie Chadwick who had been part of Revive Church New Mills for 10 years before church planting in Spain were asked to return to the UK to take up the leadership.

The Church continued to grow and soon needed bigger premises, relocating to the old Play Planet building in Millbrook wher eit continues to thrive today.

In 2020 Peter and Janice Bird handed over the leadreship of the New Mills Church and Revive Church Stalybridge started a new chapter of its life as "Reach Church".

We are so grateful for the legacy of Roy and Brenda Taylor and Peter and Janice Bird in believing in us and supporting us on our journey.

We truly believe that the best is yet to come!