Soul Survivor began in 1993 when Mike Pilavachi was released by St Andrews Chorleywood with 11 others to plant what we now call Soul Survivor Watford.

It all started in a front room on a Wednesday evening, and we’ve grown ever since. The vision was to provide a place where young people from all over Watford could come. ‘Dreggs Café’ was launched, providing an atmosphere where young people could be cared for and loved, and that could help spark an interest in Jesus.

Our vision is to bring the good news of Jesus to all, with a particular emphasis on young people. We aim to equip and encourage people to live the whole of their lives for God.


We’re an Anglican church which means we’re part of the Church of England. We now meet in two warehouses next to each other on an industrial estate in North Watford. Join us for one of our services; every Sunday we gather at 10.30am, 4.30pm and 7pm, with a communion service at 9am on the first Sunday of the month.