New Life Croydon began as a home based prayer meeting towards the end of the Second World War. This group became a church and moved into accommodation in Church Road and then later in 1960 in Dennett Road, West Croydon.
Following John Edward’s arrival at the church in 1973, many far-reaching changes began to take place as the fellowship gradually developed many of the ministry emphases which characterizes it today.
By 1981 we had outgrown our accommodation in Dennett Road and spent the next few years meeting in various places around Croydon.
After a long search and many challenges, we finally moved into our present building, New Life Christian Centre in March 1987.
Since then New Life has continued to grow and develop with various new ministries being added to the church.
In 2007 we started two Sunday morning meetings and the weekly Sunday evening ‘Life’ service.
We have continued to experience steady growth so that we are currently a church of approximately 1400 men, women & children drawn from around fifty different nationalities.
We are an independent church, although we enjoy good relationships with many other churches in the Croydon area and beyond.
As we look to the future, we have established the ‘Regenerate’ project to look at ways of redeveloping and expanding our facilities.