Faith, Hope and Love
We are a local, collaborative, Christian organisation that aims to inspire and encourage young people in faith, hope and love.
We engage with all young people who go to school in Reigate, Redhill and Merstham, offering support in important areas of the curriculum and school life.
Working as a team from local churches, we lead by example, lovingly demonstrating our own faith and supporting young people in all aspects of their lives.
We believe in the Christian message, and we strive to explain it relevantly and intelligently so that young people can make their own informed response.
We work across all ages in education, from early years to sixth form. We seek to bridge gaps and build confidence, helping young people to grow emotionally and spiritually.
The vision for collaborative schools work in our area started in 1996. It began in prayer, moved on to planning, and in 1997 Encounters was launched as a local project of Crusaders. Three schools workers served with energy in the following years, but by 2009 Crusaders had become Urban Saints, and their focus had moved away from schools. With the help of local ministers, a review was undertaken of schools ministry, and - through God’s gracious provision of people and resources - SparkFish emerged.
With the generous help of London-based agency OPX, a new organisation with its own brand and website were created, and SparkFish was launched in Autumn 2010. It soon became an independent charitable trust, supported by many local churches.
Since then, our team has grown and our work has expanded to include the great majority of local schools, primary as well as secondary.
The map shows the area in which we operate, and the 24 schools currently supported by members of the SparkFish team.
If you are a school outside this area, there may be another group who can offer similar services to their own local schools – see the links below.