Journey Church Harrow

Creating Lifelong Followers Of Jesus

Our History

In 1948 work began on the building of the Headstone Lane Estate - a project to provide homes for families who had lost their homes in the east end of London.  Local Christians from North Harrow and Pinner saw this as an excellent opportunity to plant an "independent" church in this part of the borough.

Newspaper CuttingIn the initial stages open-air meetings were held on the estate before the church moved temporarily to Cedars School.   The Chicheley Road site was acquired from the then London County Council and building work on a permanent church building began in November 1949. This building was opened almost two years later in September 1951 as “Oak Hall” Headstone Christian Fellowship.  In 1958 the buildings were extended and the current main hall built.  Unfortunately the oak, after which the hall was named, had to be removed to make way for the new building.

Headstone Evangelical ChurchIn its heyday the church could boast of over a hundred children in the Sunday School and one of the largest church youth groups in Harrow. However, times change, as do patterns of attendance and by 1984 attendance had fallen to a low ebb. Thanks to a group of Christians from North Harrow, who joined the church at the time, the work continued. In 1995 the church adopted the name Good News Church to reflect the “Good News“ that Jesus brings and in 2009 reshaped its vision, adopting "Making Jesus Known In The Community" as our Mission Statement.

Following a further review of our Vision in 2017 the church renamed itself Journey Church Harrow with a new Mission Statement of "Creating Lifelong Followers Of Jesus". In 2018 the church partnered with #NoPlaceLeft to bring this vision into reality and then in 2021a further partnership with East-West and GEM.