Christian schools ministry in Reigate and Redhill began in 1997 under the name Encounters. When internet searching became common, a name change was thought desirable because of the sort of agencies using the title Encounters. A unique name was created by a group of young people and their leaders. It blends the spark of new life with the fish, the oldest symbol of the Christian faith.
SparkFish is a charitable trust, managed in accordance with its trust deed by a group of trustees acting as a management committee.
We affirm the Basis of Faith of Urban Saints, the organisation with which we were formerly associated:
God as Creator of all and the Father of all who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Lord Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God, Redeemer of the world, and the One Mediator, through faith in whom alone we obtain forgiveness of sins.
God the Holy Spirit.
The fact of sin, and the necessity for the atonement.
The incarnation, death, resurrection, ascension and coming again of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The whole Bible as the inspired Word of God.
In brief, we aim to inspire and encourage young people, lovingly demonstrating and intelligently explaining the Christian faith. For a full statement of our aims, methods and values, please contact us.
Funds are provided by local churches, individuals and grant providers who support the aims of the organisation.
We have supportive links with the majority of local churches, of all denominations. Churches may support us through funding and/or publicity in newsletters, church services, websites, etc.
We currently work in 20 schools in Reigate, Redhill, Merstham and provide further resources for additional schools in the surrounding area. Our objective is that every school and student will benefit from links with local churches, providing helpful support with areas such as collective worship, RE, PSHE, pastoral care, extra-curricular activities and governance.