Treasured Tots is our weekly tots group which opens its doors to many parents, grandparents and child-minders. The children have access to a range of toys and craft during the first part of the session, leading onto 'tea and toast' in the back room, and finishing with a nursery rhyme circle time.


Treasured Tots is on every Monday, term time only, at the New Life Centre from 9:30-11am. The cost is £1 for all children over the age of 1.


Leaders: Maxine Van den Burgh and Sarah Hobson

Treasured Tots
Family Cinema


At the Family Cinema we show the latest family movies on a big screen in the church.  Entry is FREE, just bring pennies for the tuck shop. There is no limit on age. The Family Cinema runs from 10am on the first Saturday of every month at the New Life Centre.


Leader: Ann Shepherd



We are a new group of young people aged 10-18 years at New Life Church. We get together monthly to make friends, do fun activities, go on trips, and learn new things. We find out about God and get the chance to talk about things important to us. Nxt Generation also meet during the service on a Sunday. If you want to come and join us or find out more, please email Jo at


Leaders: Jo Saunders & Steph Riches


New Life Church operates The Tameside East Food Bank with 2 other local churches and in conjunction with the Trussell Trust. The volunteers are church members or live in the local community. The drop in at the New Life Centre is on Thursdays from 1-3pm. All clients need a voucher from a recognised agency to get food. Foodbank is run by local churches to help local people in crisis. The food given is for a period of 3 days. All the food is donated. If you would like to donate food, please bring non-perishable foods to the church on any weekday morning (9:30-12:30) or on a Thursday afternoon. The people of Tameside have given excellent support to the food bank since it started in December 2012.


Leader: Martin Garnet

Care Homes

Bouncing Babies

We are a group for parents/carers and their babies! We meet every Friday, term time only, from 10am-11.30am at the New Life Centre. At 11am we have a singing session for everyone to join in with. At various points throughout the year we have craft activities held during the session which are at no extra cost. The group has a suggested donation of £1 and babies are welcome from birth right up to the point where they are walking confidently. Throughout the year we have different visitors to come and speak to us about differing topics. We also have fundraiser mornings.


We hope to see you and your baby soon.


Leaders: Sarah Hobson & Kirsty Gosling


Our vision is to help to meet the spiritual and social needs of the women at NLC and to have opportunities to meet others and invite friends. We aim to encourage women to be confident in themselves and who they are, to discover their God given purposes and dreams and to create/strengthen friendships. We do this running by running both social and Christian events. Through these we aim to forge new friendships, have fun, and learn about our identity in Christ via speakers or other sources. We are all about empowering women to have a voice, to feel worthy, and to see themselves through Gods eyes.

Keep an eye out on the website and Facebook page for upcoming WW events, we look forward to meeting you.


Leader: Kirsty Gosling & Maxine Van Den Burgh

Wondrous Women


MM is a collection of men whose common thread is the Lordship of Jesus Christ in their lives.  We believe there is a place for Men in the Body of Christ and when it is found marital relations, families and the Church are all blessed.  We believe in being real with the challenges we face as individuals in our Christian walk and growing in Christ. Finally it is also a gathering of friends and non-Christians are most welcome. MM run several breakfast events throughout the year, where a hearty English breakfast and good teaching can be found.


Leader: Anthony Bhunu


Mission is at the heart of New Life Church, part of its DNA. Following is a brief summary of our missions connections.  In every case we partner with financial support and visits.  More information is available on request.


Enocent & Jenepher Silwamba live in Ndola. Enocent is Overseer of the Pentecostal Churches of Zambia and Director of Prison Ministries in Zambia.



Cornel and Rodica Ene. Cornel oversees several newly planted Pentecostal churches in the Constanta area, caring for leaders and giving support and direction.


Florin & Mihaela Strugariu.

Florin leads the Pentecostal Church in Cernavoda, Constanta.


Dave & Rosemary Playle are based at New Life Church and have fulfilled an active overseas ministry of caring for church leaders in several countries, including Romania, where they have worked for 35 years.


Alex & Heather Chalmers live in Poiana, Constanta, where they operate relief work as well as leading the Pentecostal Church there.

ARM (Automobile Repair Ministry)

Operated by Neil Roden, a member of New Life Church, supports missionaries, showing the love of God by supplying and maintaining vehicles used in some of the poorest areas of the world.



A Christian Homeless Charity based in Manchester.


Uganda Senteza School in Kampala

Provides quality education to the vulnerable children of low-income households and promotes Christian values in the children and the community. Overseen by Margaret Roberts, a member of New Life Church.

TEAR Fund  has a ten-year vision to see 50 million people released from material and spiritual poverty through a worldwide network of 100,000 local churches.


Our aim is to build up a team of people who are committed to God and seek to use their gifts and talents in the area of musical worship. To bring excellence in musical worship to God, being free to be creative, in order to inspire the congregation to join in and worship Him too. To achieve this we will continue to look at improving ourselves by our own personal study of Gods word, seeking His wisdom in prayer and looking for practical ways to improve our given talent/gifting. As part of this ministry members are expected to be team players but to also be in relationship with one another in the team as well as the wider church. Seek to share life, show love, stay connected.


"If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care - then do me a favour: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.” (Philippians 2 v 2-4)


We are a group of people who love being together and love bringing songs to God. Our music style varies between Hillsong, Bethel and Chris Tomlin, with the odd golden oldie thrown in from the 90s. It is a good mix of praise and worship as the Spirit leads. We believe in what I call the 4 Cs:


1. Commitment (to the church, to each other and God)

2. Calling (a call from God and gifting in this area)

3. Character (a heart of worship and servant hood and a lifestyle working with God)

4. Chemistry (with the team and in the direction we are going).


Leader: Damian Gibbons



Little Wonders is a fun, lively and interactive group where 3 to 5 year olds learn the first principles of what being part of a ‘Church family’ really means. They learn to care and share for each other whilst at the same time through prayer, study, stories, the use of media, play and crafts have age appropriate Bible teaching. Little Wonders takes place during the regular Sunday service.


Leader: Kirsty Gosling


Sparklers is the crèche provided at New Life Church for both regular attendee’s children and families visiting. The crèche is run by volunteers who are all regular attendees of the church.  The age of the children is usually around 9/12 months when they are able to crawl, up until 3 years old.  The children enjoy playing with a variety of toys, puzzles, books and joining in singing time.  We also have access to a projector which allows us to play episodes of favourite cartoons or baby praise DVDs. The church provides a free small snack for the children during their time in the group.


Leader: Harriet Potts


We are a group comprising of children aged 5-10 years old that explore the bible using innovative ways that teach us the relevance of knowing Jesus in our lives today! We get together during the Sunday service to enjoy DVD's, craft and games.  We encourage you to join us, we love having new members joining our vibrant team.


Leader: Penda Garnet


The members of NLC are all part of various smaller groups that meet in people’s houses most weeks. The aims of house groups are to learn more about our faith through bible studies and other forms of study. Another key part of the house groups is to create fellowship and to get to know one another.


House groups meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays at various locations. If you would like to join a house group, please speak with Ken Leech.

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