A message from Dave

Welcome and thank you for connecting with us. Alice and I and our two children Josh and Eleanor, arrived in January 2016 from Shrewsbury, for me to take up the position of Team Rector here in the Malvern Chase Team. We have been so welcomed and supported from the start by our congregations and it has been so exciting to see all that God has done here over the last few years, building on the faithful ministry that has gone before for many, many years. Over the last few years we have seen many lives transformed and have found new ways of serving our community. We especially have a strong calling to children and youth ministry and have over 100 children and youth that we are regularly connected with. We have grown rapidly since the pandemic  (with around 200 new people joining St Andrew’s) and have recently re-formed the Chase Team with St Mary’s fully integrating again with St Andrew’s and All Saints.

We have a variety of services across the team each week and seek to offer different styles of worship to suit different preferences (click here to see the current service pattern, and view our YouTube channel to view our online services). We have recently recruited a new Youth Ministry Leader, Nathan, and we are very excited to see how our youth ministry will develop in the coming months and years. We are also about to recruit a new ‘Vicar in the Chase Team’ who will work alongside me, and the other leaders to serve all three churches (with additional oversight of St Mary’s) and have oversight of key vision areas across the team.

In all we do, we are committed to being open to God’s leading, and supporting each and every individual who we meet to encounter Jesus for themselves and become all he has created us to be. We would love you to invite you to come and join us on this journey. Please do come and visit us and do get in touch with us if you would like to find out more.

Dave (Team Rector)
Email: rector@chaseteam.org

Who are we?

We are a vibrant, friendly and growing all-age Christian community that is seeking to live out Jesus’ calling, in the power of the Spirit, here in Malvern and beyond. We are people who are very much ‘works in progress’ but who seek to be authentic followers of Jesus in the different paces God has put us. You can see some of our church family and hear their stories on our ‘Advent Calendar of Hope’ that we put together in December 2020 here.

We have three main worship centres: St Andrew’s, PoolbrookAll Saints, Malvern Wells & Wyche and St Mary’s, Pickersleigh where we gather on Sundays to worship, be equipped and be sent out from to live for Jesus in our everyday lives for the rest of our week. We also are involved in a variety of ministries at the Octagon Community Centre (see here).

The three churches make up the Chase Team, part of the Church of England and the Diocese of Worcester and we also have close links with the New Wine network of churches.

Our strapline is ‘Partnering with God in the flourishing of our communities’ and our video below gives just a little glimpse of some of the ways in which we do that: