Southcroft Church is part of Ichthus Christian Fellowship, replanted as an Ichthus congregation from a small team back in the year 2000. Today Southcroft is a vibrant and diverse community of Christians based in Streatham and the surrounding area. Led by Phil and Hayley Tate, we love Jesus and we're committed to his mission in words, works and wonders in the world both locally and in the nations. We are a thriving local church with a variety of ministries which recognise the apostolic leadership of Roger and Faith Forster, who began the Ichthus movement in 1974.
Ichthus Christian Fellowship was founded in 1974 under the leadership of Roger and Faith Forster. We began with the mandate from God to evangelise London and the nations by planting churches of Christ-exalting, Bible-loving believers committed to the Lord Jesus, to His mission and to one another.
By 1982 we had grown from 14 people to around 400 and two new congregations were being planted. Since then, other congregations have been established right across London and Kent, and many other churches in the UK and Europe are linked with us. We also have a thriving overseas missions movement with people working in many nations, with a special focus on the least evangelised nations of the world.
At Southcroft we believe in Servant Leadership. We are led by Phil and Hayley Tate who pray for and serve the church alongside a wider group called the Prayer Planning team who do what the name suggests – we pray and we plan and seek to lead out of a place of prayer and spiritual agreement! We meet every other week to discuss and pray into all aspects of church life. As we are a growing church we are constantly looking to release people into new responsibilities within the church. This team of homegroup leaders, project leaders and worship leaders and those in responsibility meet with Phil and Hayley regularly for encouragement, teaching, vision sharing, prayer, worship and prophecy. Current Prayer Planning members are: Phil and Hayley, Steve, Chris, Claire and Luke and Geoff and Monica