Early CHRISTIANS WOULD draw a fish symbol on the ground as a secret code to help them recognise other christians so they would know when it was safe to talk about their faith

Early CHRISTIANS WOULD draw a fish symbol on the ground as a secret code to help them recognise other christians so they would know when it was safe to talk about their faith

Why FISH?

The fish is an ancient Christian symbol going back to the early church. 

Legend has it that when followers of Jesus started to meet together they were too afraid of being arrested to meet in public so when they met another person who asked them about Christianity, to test out whether they were genuine, they would draw the top half of a fish in the dust on the road and if the stranger responded by drawing the other half of the fish the conversation would continue. If the stranger did not recognise the fish symbol, the follower of Jesus would hurry away.

It all ties in with Jesus asking his friends to become 'fishers of men'.


In our young people's FISH group, there are fourteen of us from eighteen months to fourteen years.  It’s fun!

We have made two films, one called 'Who is My Neighbour?' and for the second we became detectives for a film called 'Who do you say I am?' as well as the advert below to let you know about what our group is like - we hope you feel happy when you watch it!

Come and see us - you would be very welcome.

You are really welcome just to come along on Sunday morning at 10am, but if you would like more information, click here to contact us.