Our Vision To develop a church • Centred on Jesus Christ, built on prayer and the preaching of the Word of God • Welcoming children and families, singles and the elderly • Reaching out and impacting the wider community
This is our beautiful old church which we outgrew 10 years ago.
What are we building? We are building a multi-functional structure that will allow our ministries to grow. It would be a building that could host evangelistic events and community outreach as well as a hub for christian conferences serving other churches.
This is the modest new church with a capacity of 500 that we are fundraisng for.
Why are we building? Our church attendance has grown from 25 to up to 200 since 2001 and we have quite simply outgrown our current make-shift building. We had hoped to start building in 2008 but due to the economic downturn we were unable to proceed. We could do so much more!
This is the prefab that seats 250 and which is now bursting and ageing after 10 years of constant use.
Budget The fully completed project will cost 1.5 million euros. And the GOOD NEWS is - we have already raised over €660,000 - that is 38% of the budget. But this expanding church where God is on the move needs to find an extra 62%.
We are prayerfully and actively seeking partners to make this a reality. For further updates and information please head to www.redcrosschurch.ie or find us on Facebook.
Our Current Ministries Redcross has always seen the value in running a variety of ministries, not just for regulars but to impact the wider community. One of the highlight ministries we run is Friday Club which started over 30 years ago and embraces children aged 4 to 12. During Easter we run a holiday club which has an attendance of up to 100 primary school aged children, mostly attended by families from outside of the church community. The Girls Friendly Society, the Senior’s Group and the weekly parents and toddlers group are pivotal to our community ministries, as are the regular house groups, and our weekly healing ministry evenings. Redcross Church also has a vibrant youth group. Over the years many of our youth have gone on to serve overseas or in churches elsewhere in Ireland.
Recross is located south of Wicklow Town and 75km south of Dublin, between the Wicklow mountains and the Irish Sea. It is close to Glendalough, the home of St.Kevin, an anchor point for the Christian faith in Ireland. Redcross Church is God-centred, biblically driven and prayerfully led by Roland and Susan Heaney.
Associate Minister of All Souls Church, London, co-author of Christianity Explored “I have visited Redcross on a number of occasions as it is my brother’s church. I have always found it to be a vibrant church and it has been a privilege to preach to the congregation, who are not only hungry for God’s Word, but are also bringing friends to hear the Gospel. I am, however, acutely aware that the ministry is limited by their temporary building, and so I’m convinced a new building will be very well used for the glory of Christ.”
Emily and David Morrissey
A family currently worshiping at Redcross “David and I, along with our four young children, are so grateful to be part of Redcross Church Community. It has become a fundamental part of our family life. The Children’s Ministry on a Friday evening and Sunday morning enables our children to encounter God, learn about the amazing things He has done for them and develop safe and healthy relationships.”
Member of the Youth Group now in full time ministry “I went to Redcross from the ages of 8-18. This had a huge impact on my faith with it’s investment in both children and youth work. I made my own decision to become a Christian at 15 thanks to this. Because of the church’s ministry and subsequent effect on my life I made the decision to go and study at a ministry school. This prepared me for telling teenagers about Jesus which I am currently doing on a full time basis.