Josiah Spiers organised the first Beach Mission in 1867 in Llandudno. He wrote ‘God is Love’ in the sand and invited children to decorate it and listen to a Bible story. From this grew the work of SU. Much has changed since then, but the aim of Mission is still to use the Bible to help people know God better and inspire them to live for Him.
Cromer Beach Mission started in the 1880s and is run by Scripture Union in collaboration with the local churches. Each August, a team of volunteers comes together to share the Good News with local children and young people, and with holidaymakers, some of whom come to Cromer specially for Mission. About half the team are from the Cromer churches and the rest from other churches all over the country. In 2017, the youngest member of the Team was 15 and the oldest was 80+.