History

Meadowhead Christian Fellowship has its roots in the Sheffield House Church movement and was initially one of five churches planted out in 1983. At that time it met in Woodseats Junior School under the name of South West Housechurch. Some time later it moved to Abbeydale Grange School and became MCF, which then stood for Millhouses Christian Fellowship. It had a vision to see local people won for Christ.

In 1985 Billy Graham came to Sheffield. MCF organised buses to take local residents to Bramall Lane for the meetings and many people from the Batemoor and Jordanthorpe estates became Christians. Although a number of these travelled to Millhouses for the Sunday meeting, the Eldership at that time decided to relocate the Sunday morning meeting to Meadowhead School, first meeting in the ‘south’ and then the ‘north’ building.

Over time, more folk came to the church and we saw God do great things for a time. However, people came and went; the church went through some difficult times and was whittled down to a congregation of 30. Geoff Williams preached his now famous 'Gideon 300 Sermon', with the result that those who stayed and 'lapped' have seen the church grow in maturity and numbers since then.Jonathan & Karen

A significant and God-ordained move was the appointment of Jonathan Dunning as leader of the church, ably supported by his wife Karen, in 1993. Over the following years, the church continued to grow both in numbers and areas of service, and has sent many people out to serve God in the mission field, both in this country and overseas. The church has also developed strong relationships with many other churches and ministries, within Sheffield and the north of England but also across the world.

More recently, MCF decided that a building was required to develop the church vision further. Various properties were looked at and eventually the old Spar supermarket on the Jordanthorpe precinct became available. Following a period of refurbishment, this has become Unit 3, at the Jordanthorpe shops. MCF has worshipped at Unit 3 since February 2004, when the building was blessed by the Bishop of Sheffield.

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