Hi there; my name is Steve Moss and I am the church Pastor. Just a little background about me: I'm married to Tess and we have 5 grown-up children. I moved to St Annes 35 years ago, was a teacher for 10 years and then God called me into Church leadership ministry. I have been pastoring the Church here for 25 years. During that time I have been privileged to travel on missions to Poland, Romania, Ireland, Nigeria and Uganda. I have enjoyed visiting other Churches to preach, networking with Churches in the Fylde and fellowshipping with other ministers.
My heart is to see the Church of God growing, reaching out and blessing the community, city and world with love, help and the full gospel.
I love worship and preaching the Word of God. I enjoy playing the guitar, reading, settling in to watch a good movie, and pretending to be good at football with my grandson!
I look forward to meeting you and hope you will be blessed when you come to our Church!
Pastor Steve Moss
The Story of FCSC
Fylde Christian Service Church (FCSC) was formed 25 years ago, as a small independent house-church.
The church began as a couple of families and friends meeting in the living room, but as the church grew this meeting space became too small.
In 1994, the church began renting the former St Johns Ambulance Brigade hall on St. Andrews Rd North (since demolished). The church grew steadily, and became actively involved in the local community, as well as a number of projects and partnerships overseas.
Throughout the quarter-century of its existence, FCSC has always aimed to share the hope which Jesus Christ offers. On many occasions members of the church have met in St. Annes square or Ashton gardens to share that message of hope in words (in rain or shine!) The church also shares the message of Jesus through action, and has a long history of serving the community in practical ways. Through the years, this has included visiting local residential homes, providing food parcels, offering financial guidance, organising table-top giveaways, running youth clubs, and many other activities.
The church has been blessed to have strong links with Christians based in countries all around the world, including eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.
But our primary focus is to share the Good News Jesus brings here in the Fylde area, and while we are thankful for the many opportunities we have had to do this in the past, our prayer is to continue sharing and living out that message here in our local community for many years to come.
History of the Building
The present FCSC building was constructed in the late 19th century, opening on Christmas day 1886 as the first purpose-built Baptist church in St.Annes. The original congregation outgrew the building, and in 1910 moved to a new larger building, the present-day St.Annes Baptist Church (visit their website for more information).
Subsequently, the original chapel was sold by the Baptists, and transferred to secular use. It was known to be used as a meeting place for the local Liberal club in the 1920s, but became a commercial premises in the mid 20th century. During this period, the building saw use as an auctioneers in the 1950s, and later as an antiques salesroom and warehouse. Subsequent building work saw additional rooms added to the rear of the building, as well as changes to the internal configuration.
By the early 21st century the building was falling into disrepair, and planning was sought to substantially redevelop the site into a combined commercial/residential 3-storey building. However, these plans were abandoned, and the building was left in a state of disuse.
In mid-2013, FCSC secured the purchase of the building, along with permission to restore it to use as a place of worship. The first church service in the building for over a century took place later in the same year.
Statement of Beliefs
FCSC is a non-denominational evangelical church. As a community of followers of Jesus Christ, everything we do is shaped by our Christian faith.
We believe in the unity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the Godhead.
We believe in the sovereignty of God in creation, providence, revelation and His righteousness in final judgement.
We believe in the divine inspiration and entire infallibility of the Bible (both Old and New Testaments) as originally given and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
We believe in the universal sinfulness and guilt of human nature since the fall, rendering man subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
We believe in redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin, solely through the sacrificial and substitutional death of the Lord Jesus Christ the Incarnate Son of God.
We believe in the virgin birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, His sinless life, His resurrection from the dead, His ascension into Heaven and the certainty of His personal return.
We believe in the necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit, in speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, that all the gifts of the Sprit are valid and operative today; and that the fruits of the Holy Spirit should be increasingly evident in a Christian’s life.We believe in the believer’s baptism as the only baptism commended by our Lord Jesus Christ, practised by the apostles and taught in the New Testament.We believe that the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ provides healing for our spirit, soul and body.We believe that we should obey Jesus’ commission to preach the gospel to all the world.We believe in the one Church which is the Body of Christ and to which all true believers belong.We believe in the local Church as a gathered community of regenerate believers, living in fellowship with all other believers within the Body of Christ and having liberty, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to interpret and administer His laws, and is sufficient under Christ for the ordering of its life in obedience to His will.
Besides the main Sunday service, there are a number of other meetings and activities throughout the week.
Please get in touch for more information about any of these.
Sundays, 10:30-12:30, church building With lively worship, junior Church and refreshments after.
Discovery Sunday (with discussion groups and buffet) last Sunday of each month.
Tuesdays 2.00pm , church building Friendship & conversation whilst working together on creative projects.
Fellowship coffee time
Wednesdays 2.00pm, local cafe or church building See church notices or contact us for this week's venue.
Friday evenings, 7.30pm Weekly church youth group.
Meet fortnightly in local homes Fellowship, sharing and growing in God. Contact us if you’d like to join one of our cell groups.
Kingdom Explorers & fortnightly Bible Study
Thursday evenings, 7.00pm Looking at different aspects of living in the Kingdom of God.
Fylde Christian Service Church
46 St. Andrews Road South, St-Annes-on-Sea
Lancashire FY8 1PS