Our History

Leigh Elim is part of the Elim Pentecostal Church's of Great Britain and Ireland a growing christian Movement of more than 550 Christian congregations in the UK and Ireland. Elim is part of the Evangelical Alliance and Church's together. 

Elim was founded in 1915 by George Jeffreys, a young Christian from Maesteg in South Wales. Jeffreys and a group of friends, known as the Elim Evangelistic Band, preached, started churches and witnessed a move of God that was characterised by miraculous healings and an explosion in the number of people becoming Christians.

In a world that can feel like a desert, our 21st-century churches seek to be a place of spiritual resource within their communities.

The founders wanted the name of their new Movement to express their vision and values, and so chose ‘Elim’, the name of an oasis in the Bible that the people of Israel discovered as they wandered through the desert. It provided shade and refreshment to all who encountered it.

Leigh Elim was the first Elim Pentecostal Church to be established in England in 1921.

God once again is moving with healings and signs and wonders being seen in our services. People come to Leigh Elim to be refreshed and encouraged before they continue their journeys. If you are looking for a family friendly, lively pentecostal church then give is a try. 


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