Our History

Glo Church is a church in Offerton, connected to All Saints, Marple, and part of the Church of England, commissioned by the Bishop of Stockport in March 2011. Glo stands for God Loves Offerton, and we are a group of Offerton residents of all ages.

The vision is to bring faith, hope and love to Offerton: faith in God’s love shown through Jesus, hope for those who are lost and lonely, and love for the broken and busted.

Glo Church was started in 2011 when the Bishop of Stockport asked All Saints Church, Marple, to help share the good news of Jesus in the east side of Offerton. Gareth and Lizzy Robinson moved with their kids and three others to start Glo.

Since then the church has grown and we now meet for worship each Sunday afternoon at Offerton Community Centre, as well as running Kids Cafe, Glo Youth, Playtime toddler group, and a number of other projects in partnership with our charity, the Glo Trust.

Why we do it

Glo Church believes that God Loves Offerton.

He showed humanity how much he loves by sending Jesus.

Jesus calls his church to show that same love to all: those who know him and those who don’t.

Thats why we do it.

Jesus prayed Your Kingdom come on earth as in heaven. Things look good in heaven. We’re working to make earth look a bit more like that.

We’d love you to join us.

To fight injustice, stand against hypocrisy, bring relief to those in need, offer food for the hungry, celebrate life, and bless the socks off this community, because thats what God has done for us.

Joining Glo Church

There are 4 ways of getting more involved in Glo Church:

  • Joining a small group
  • Serving on a team
  • Giving time, money or effort
  • Living the rhythm of BEATS

We try to live out our faith using five practices: the BEATS.

Bless: we want the life of God to use us to be a blessing to others.

Eat: we try to share some quality table time with others each week.

Ask: we pray through the day, particularly at 7am, 12pm and 7pm.

Train: we give and receive both support and challenge to fulfil our potential.

Sent: we reflect on where we worked with, and where we resisted, Jesus each day.