The Pinner Association of Churches (PAC) arose from the national "People Next Door" Campaign of 1967-1968. An inaugural meeting between the then five churches was held on 30 May 1969 under the chairmanship of Reverend David Ritchie (St John the Baptist Church of England). Also present were Reverend Joe Hislop (St Andrew’s United Reformed Church - no longer a church in Pinner, its congregation having moved to a sister church in Northwood Hills), Reverend Dr Bernard Holland (Love Lane Methodist Church), Reverend Roger Newman (formerly United Free Church, now Pinner Baptist Church) and Reverend Wilfred Trotman (St Luke’s Roman Catholic Church). Cannon Lane Methodist Church joined the PAC in 1982.
This inaugural meeting led to a vision which saw the drawing together of six local churches in the Pinner area in common witness, worship and service to the community. The six churches - Cannon Lane and Love Lane Methodist Churches, Pinner United Free Church, St Andrew's United Reformed Church, St John the Baptist Church of England and St Luke's Roman Catholic Church - built a number of informal links.
In 1992, the links were formalised and recognised in the signing of a Covenant. In this Covenant, signed at a great service at St Luke's Roman Catholic Church, we affirmed our common faith and thanked God for all that we had done together so far. We declared our intention to commit ourselves more deeply to each other under God in future.
We reviewed our Covenant in 1997 and affirmed our continued intention to work together to serve the community of Pinner and God's wider world through worship, service and witness.
In June 2019, we celebrated the PAC Golden Jubilee with a service of communal worship and a tea party. We planted a tulip tree in Pinner Memorial Park to mark fifty years of Christians in Pinner working together for our community.
Today, that work continues...