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Youth & children

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Welcome to River Church

About Us

We are a family-friendly, vibrant Christian church based in St Paul's Cray, Orpington, Kent. Our main Sunday service is held at the Link Youth Centre on Midfield Way from 11am-12.30pm. 

Drinks are served before and after the meeting, this is a fantastic time for friends and family to catch up.

We run an excellent programme for children during the morning. Follow this link to find out more about our   Children's activities.

Anyone is welcome on a Sunday morning, or if you are looking for mid-week activities or meetings have a look here.

To see our statement of faith click here

To read our Privacy Policy click here 

Our vision

God is making us to be a church which has the River of Life powerfully flowing through it, and God wants to do this through us!
God is building us from a family into a city, where everyone can experience the fullness of His goodness and joy through Jesus, and a place where we can develop, grow, and thrive in Him.
God wants this River to flow out of us and into new places, to impact the people we know and meet, so that they can see the Life that God has for them.

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Our Leadership Team

At the River Church we have a lead pastor, Tim Cross, who is supported by his core team who work together to lead the church.

If you have a question for the leadership team, send us an email using this link


Tim & Helen Cross

Tim and Helen have 3 energetic and loud boys. Tim also works part time for a local academy trust as in IT in Educational Consultant, while Helen works part time as a Speech Therapist. Together they oversee the leadership of the church.


John & Ruth Churcher

John and Ruth have two daughters and five grandchildren. John has been an elder at the church for many years and has recently retired from his career as an Insurance Assessor. They are actively involved in caring and supporting people in the church and community.


Patrick & Gemma Wakeford

Patrick oversees pastoral care and Gemma heads up our children's ministry. Pat works in IT as a team leader for an American Insurance firm and Gemma is a full time mum to their 3 crazy children.


Mark & Alice Cross

Mark is an engineer for a transport company and Alice works part time for the local Parish church. They have 4 awesome children. Together they lead the Young Adults and Youth ministries.

We are part of the MissionLifeGrace network, which are a group of Churches across the south of England supporting each other, and we're a member of Churches Together In The Crays.

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