New to Christianity?

If Christianity is new to you and you just want to explore what it is all about then we would be very happy to meet you.  You are welcome to come to any of our meetings, but you may be particularly interested in joining one of our Alpha courses.

If you would prefer just to have a chat with someone then please feel free to e-mail anyone on the Leadership Team. 

– Stories from the perspective of a number of different people who have become followers of Jesus. – A clear and simple explanation of what it means to become a follower of Jesus. – Providing news, information and events relating to church and community throughout Harlow.

Apps – A Bible App for use across all main devices, enabling you to select the Bible version you want to use. – Providing a fun way for children to get to know the Bible through animated adventures.

Take a look at  for more information about both of the above.

The Guardians of Ancora App – Introducing Biblical themes to children as they engage with quests, quizzes and videos.  See:

Social Media - Connect with the Freshwaters community with updates, events and photos. - News, events and photos relevant to people who live or work in Harlow.

@FreshwatersCF – Another way to keep in touch with the Freshwaters community.

@heart4harlow – Keep connected with Robert Findlay, Harlow’s Chaplain.

Used to go to church?

Perhaps you used to go to church but for some reason stopped attending.  You would be very welcome to join us to rediscover what it means to be part of the church.

Please feel free to attend any of our meetings, or if you would like a chat with someone then please e-mail anyone on the Leadership Team.


What is it?

The internationally-acclaimed Alpha course is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life. It's a chance to explore what Christians believe in a relaxed, informal, friendly and non-threatening way.

What happens?

In the evening course, things kick off at 7pm with a cooked meal, where the conversation revolves around many things, but not Christianity! Between 7:45pm and 8:30pm we watch a DVD - a different one each week, on topics such as "Who is Jesus?", "Why and how do I pray?" and "Does God heal today?" We then break for coffee, and discuss what was said in the DVD.

No question is too stupid to ask - and it's OK to disagree with what was said! The evening finishes at 9:45pm prompt, but feel free to linger over a coffee!

How long does it run for?

About 11 weeks - but feel free to pop along for just the first 1 or 2 to try it out if you wish. We won't hassle you if you decide it's not your thing. There is also the option of going on a day or weekend to find out about the Holy Spirit.

How much does it cost?

There is no set charge, although you may wish to make a contribution towards the food. There may be a charge for the Holy Spirit event, but please ask if this might be a problem for you.

Sounds great - how can I find out more?

Contact us on 01279 888110 or e-mail
Click here to go to the official Alpha website.