At the heart of the Park

Goldsworth Park is a housing development built on greenfield land in the 1970s and 1980s, with a population of about 12,000. It was designed as a “garden estate”: a green and pleasant place to live. It has thousands of mature trees, careful landscaping, an extensive network of footpaths and large recreation spaces.

 

Our sparkling jewel is Goldsworth Park Lake, just a two minute walk from the church. The lake covers 13 acres and is home to a wide variety of wildlife. A 1.25 km (0.75 mile) path circles the lake.

 

The Basingstoke Canal - another very popular and picturesque local amenity - runs along the southern part of Goldsworth Park.

 

A short history ...

 

Our parish was formed from parts of the adjoining parishes of St John’s and Horsell in 1981, when Goldsworth Park was under construction.

 

Our membership expanded rapidly during the decade: we progressed from a "house church", then met in local schools until our own church building opened in 1989.

 

Our church’s adjoining hall – the A2 Youth and Community Centre - was added in 2008, providing youth facilities and a venue for local community and social events.

 

At the centre of the community

 

We're at the heart of the Park, in Goldsworth Park Centre. This has local shops including a medium-sized Waitrose, community facilities including a health centre and dentists, the scouts and guides HQ (“The Generation Centre”), plus a pub and a care home. Woking Hospice relocated to the Centre in 2017.

 

Easy parking - excellent bus service

 

There’s easy and convenient parking for church visitors in the shopping centre car park adjacent to the church. Buses run from here in either direction every 12 minutes during the day, connecting with all parts of Goldsworth Park and Woking town centre.

 

Open to all

 

Our buildings are open to the community six days a week and we are enthusiastic about developing our community involvement as God leads us.

 

A green and pleasant place to live

Sparkling jewel: Goldsworth Park Lake

Click here to visit the web site of the Goldsworth Park Community Association

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