We have been well served by previous worshipers of Donnington Evangelical who left detailed records of church life. They form an impressive archive, which we hope to examine over the next few years.
1930 – A group of local Christians constitute a new church, then known as Willesden Christian fellowship.
Jan 1931 – Services begin in the new church building. The land was provided by the Moss family, who were part of the fellowship for over 40 years.
Permission was given by Willesden County Council for a children’s work in King Edward’s Park. Large numbers attended.
1932 – Miss Hilda Pastrone becomes the first person baptised at the church. Since that time over 100 people have been baptised, giving testimony to the fact that Jesus Christ has changed their life.
Sept 1939 – Start of the Second World War. The work was greatly affected as young men joined the military and youngsters were evacuated to safer parts of the UK. However regular services continue during this time, offering spiritual comfort to local people in difficult times.
1945 – War ends and life slowly returns to normal. The church begins a visitation program in the local area and especially the prefabricated housing near Roundwood Park.
1955 – Farewell to Rev Murdo Gordon, who served the area for a number of years.
1964 – Work begins on an extension at the back of the building, providing new rooms, a kitchen and toilets. The work was completed in the spring of 1966.
1968 – Bev Savage begins a ten year ministry in Willesden. It is a time of great blessing with a number professing faith in Christ.
1983 – Grahame Johnstone is appointed minister of Donnington Evangelical, a position he would hold for 20 plus years.
2009 – Claudio Da Fonseca Amaral starts a two year ministry as pastor of the church.
2014 – The church begins a new partnership with London City Mission and Operation Mobilisation. Andrew Gordon is appointed as Senior Elder of the work here which includes pastoring and evangelical outreach.