Vision and Strategy

We aim to be a church that sees lives changed, by Jesus, one at a time by being:

  • a community where people from all backgrounds can come, just as we are, and feel welcome to belong
  • somewhere that we can discover and experience God's love, forgiveness and kindness towards us, through Jesus, that we may believe and trust in Him
  • a place where we can put our faith and trust in Jesus, where he can transform us by his love, through the Holy Spirit, that we may become... the people that God always intended us to be

We want to serve our town and beyond by working alongside other churches, charities and organisations, that we might provide caring support for those in need in Buxton, the surrounding area and beyond.

BUXTON church in the peak
a community where people can belong, believe and become...

The Team

Buxton Church in the Peak's leadership teams maintain the day to day operation and pastoral care of the church. The oversight of these teams is performed by two elders: Andrew Astle and Chas Oakley.

Buxton Church in the Peak, like most churches, is a registered charity and also a Limited Company; it is administered by a group of directors, consisting of the elders and six other members of the church.

Buxton Church in the Peak is part of the Newfrontiers Catalyst network of churches.

Andrew Astle

Andrew Astle

Andrew is married to Becky and they have three children, Joel, Daniel and Ellie. Andrew leads the eldership team and works full time for the church. As well as overseeing the life groups, he regularly preaches and has responsibility for running the "Alpha," and "Freedom in Christ" courses.

Chas Oakley

Andrew Astle

Chas is married to Bindy and they have three children, Lizzie, Kitty and Charlotte. Chas is very involved with the worship programme, as well as overseeing the finance and management of the church. Chas and Bindy also run a lively mid-week group for the church's youth.