The church was planted out in January 1984 by High Street Baptist Church, Isleham (8 miles away).
About 50 people, including several children became the founder-members of the church which met for the first time in St Felix Middle School under the name “Newmarket Christian Life Fellowship” (NCLF). Some members even moved into Newmarket from outlying towns such as Saffron Waldon. The church continued to grow over the years and by 1989 numbered over 100 adults and children at our Sunday meetings.
In October 1993 the name of the Church was officially changed to Newmarket Community Church (NCC) and Kevan Crane joined as Pastor in August of that year.
For the next 9 years the Church continued to meet at St Felix Middle School on a weekly basis and our involvement with the local churches grew. The then Pastor of NCC was instrumental in the setting up a home for the homeless and a number of members became heavily involved in the project.
Eventually, the leadership felt the time had come for the church to move into more accommodation and after investigating a number of possibilities an industrial unit became available and we were able to raise the necessary funding to lease and convert it as well as obtain the necessary change of use from the local district council. The work to convert the unit took approximately 1 year and the Church building was officially opened in January 2003.
In 2005/6 the NCC joined Plumbline Ministries (Now renamed Ignite Network) as this seemed to better suit the style of church and give us a link to local church oversight. In 2007 Tony Hodge was appointed as pastor.
Tony retired from his position as pastor in 2020, with Clare Reed being appointed as the new pastor. Tony remains a committed member of the church.