Horley Team Ministry (HTM) aims to offer three distinct flavours of the Church of England that is engaged in mission in Horley. As you explore this website we hope you will get a grasp of how we are aiming to serve Horley through the love of Christ in Discipleship, Mission and the Community.
Maybe you are new to Christianity or perhaps you have just moved to the area or you are an active member of Horley Team Ministry, whoever you are, as a team of Churches we hope to offer something for everyone.
Discipleship helps individuals growth in their relationship with God is a vital part of Horley Team Ministry and our aim is to continue to have different ways of encouraging discipleship whether through small groups in homes or other events. It is not always easy to get to know everyone in the church family, but regular groups make it possible to meet new people and to get to know them.
Small groups, such as 'Home Groups', are groups of Church members (usually no more than twelve) who meet together in people’s homes in order to get to know each other better, study the Bible and apply it to daily life, offer mutual support and worship God and pray together. In a way they are like church in miniature. They usually meet fortnightly, with different groups on different evenings in the week, and there is also day-time groups. The meetings run in a relaxed, informal atmosphere, and we see them as a key building block in the life of the church.
We would like to see everyone who comes to Horley Team Ministry connected in some way that builds them up and strengthens their Christian Faith.
Community life in Horley is very important. Horley Team Ministry gets involved with many community events that are organised by Churches for Horley, the Royal British Legion and the Town Council and many others.
In 2016, the Mayor for Reigate and Banstead Cllr David Powell, chose to have his inauguration ceremony at St Bart's Church, instead of the usual venue in Reigate. A Horley resident and also a town councillor, he chose there because considered the parish his home and St Bart's his local church. Dignatories, church members and the wider community united in the celebration and he asked our Team Vicar Naomi Ngururi to be his chaplain for the year.
As a Parish we support the Churches4Horley foodbank run at Horley Methodist Church. Members have the opportunity to donate to the cause and many of them also volunteer.
As Mission is at the heart of God, Horley Team Ministry churches endeavours to keep in step with what God is doing and where he is leading us in mission, reaching out and sharing the Good News that has changed so many of our lives.
Throughout Horley Team Ministry church life we engage in mission in a number of ways, either directly or supporting others in particular areas.
We take part in St George's Day events in the town, with our Puppet Kru ministry regularly attending to spread the gospel message in a fun way.