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Waterbrook Church consists of people of all ages and various walks of life. Waterbrook church began in 1999 within the walls of Tony’s and Joy’s house ‘Ramot’, where around 30 people would meet each week. The church grew within the house until there were too many people to fit! In 2010 they moved to worship in Begbrook Primary School and from there to Begbrook Social Club, the church has grown to around 60 members. 

Meet the Pastoral Team

Tony Davies

Tony is our church leader/pastor. He has studied God's word deeply and this can be seen in the knowledge and insight he gives in his preaching. He is directly involved in planning many of the church activities and all round overseer, he is also our Safeguarding Officer. Tony also warmly extends his arm to help those in need and has a strong relationship with all our missionaries that we support as a church.

Joy Davies

Joy helps lead the church with Tony. She has a strong passion for God’s presence and worship. She is also directly involved in many church activities, much of which is coordinating food for church lunches and coffee & cake run for the teachers. Her aim is to serve and regularly opens her door to anyone who needs a room for the night or food for dinner. Ask her about weekly prophetic potatoes!

Paul Currer
Paul Currer

Paul has been at Waterbrook since it moved into Begbrook School in 2010, where he came with his wife Mel. He has a powerful testimony as well as relationship with God which is seen in his preaching. He has led Alpha with his wife Mel; a course for those learning about faith. They have 2 children who are part of the church.

Mel Currer
Mel Currer

Mel is spontaneous, bubbly and has contagious joy. She will always greet you warmly whenever you walk through the door. Mel is also involved in children ministry and enthusiastic about creating opportunities for children to learn about God in new ways. Mel also serves as a hospital chaplain.

Tom Morris

Tom is relaxed, friendly and wise. He joined the pastoral team in spring 2019. His pastoral heart has been seen and loved by all of the church. Tom is a good communicator and is able to convey clearly how the gospel relates to modern thoughts and philosophies. He is a reflective thinker.

Waterbrook's Values, Aims and Beliefs

It’s important to be clear on who we are, what we are aiming to be and where we want to go, but it’s equally important to be patient, faithful and committed on the journey.

Our Values

We value Family – We want to value people in the same way that God does, uniquely made and blessed. The only way we can do this is in the context of the church being a family of God’s people. We aim to create a safe place for people to feel loved and honoured-no matter who you are. We want everyone to feel cherished, significant and known as this is our experience of God.

We value Spirit – We desire His presence and his power to change our lives and our world. For him to move us and among us. We desire the fresh revelation His Spirit brings through His word. We know our need  and dependency on Him. We aim to keep the unity in spirit within Waterbrook and across the church of Bristol.

We value Heart – We believe God’s love is be experienced,  not just head knowledge. We want Him to build our characters, to be people of integrity, being open to God and to each other, to be people of intimacy with God as modeled to us by Jesus.

Our Aims

These are footprints we want to walk in. 

Worship – Putting God at the centre on what we do. Seeking, honouring, thanking and celebrating.

Word – The authority and template for life; teaching with integrity.

Witness – To be a blessing to our community, spreading grace and truth with generosity. We long to bless all areas of the community, through serving schools, youth and children’s work, students, senior’s and other churches and overseas missions.

Prayer – The heartbeat of the church, listening to God talking to us for one another, the city and the nation.

Freedom – To be overcomers of fear and shame. For people to receive healing for their bodies and know their true identity.

Fellowship – To nurture peoples gifts, empower the next leaders, develop pastoral support, and work humbly through our imperfections and cover each other in love.

What we believe

Sometimes it is helpful to spell out as clearly as possible what we believe about God, so that people know where we stand. This is important because so many people have different view points.

Firstly we should say we believe that Jesus is exactly who He said He is, the Saviour of the world, who gave His life to set people free from all the offences and crimes they have committed against God. Without this rescuing by Jesus people are separated from God both now and forever. Jesus gave His life so that we could come to know God, not as slaves, but as sons and daughters of His. We believe that everyone needs this forgiveness, but the good news is that Jesus gave His life so that everyone could receive it.

To achieve this rescue, Jesus was sent into the world by God the Father, through the  Father’s great love. Jesus is God made man, the only human who had not sinned and therefore who could give His life to set people free from sin. We believe that He successfully accomplished His mission to bring back to God those people who believe in Him.  Following His death for us, we believe that Jesus was raised from the dead and has ascended to God, the Father, and He will in the plan of God return to the earth.

When Jesus returned to the Father, He sent the Holy Spirit who is the comforter, to empower and strengthen those who believe in God through Jesus. We believe the Holy Spirit is at work in the world today and lives in those who put their trust in Jesus. He is present in His church and speaks and directs them through bible teaching and through the gifts of the Spirit; all of which must be in agreement with the bible as this is God’s word.  The bible is the authorative and only expression of God’s word.  It is the place where we see God revealed and His will clearly expressed as to how we should live and please God.

We believe that anyone who puts his trust in Jesus will want to live a different life, and through the application of what Jesus has done and by the power of His Spirit this is possible.  To reflect this new life we believe those who put their trust in Jesus for forgiveness should be baptized in water.

We believe the Church should demonstrate the love of God to the world in everything it does by its message, good conduct and generosity. However, having said that, we know we all need God’s grace and love in our own lives and that we are constantly in need of being taught, encouraged and indeed forgiven. So to be effective, the followers of Jesus need encouragement, prayer and intimacy with God.  It is a vital part of the ministry of the church to encourage the believers to draw near to God in worship, to encourage each other and to share in the Communion together.  We therefore believe the gifts of the Holy Spirit remain an important part of the Church’s ministry today, to encourage the believers, but also as evidence of God’s power to others. We believe that through the working of God’s Holy Spirit, and on the basis of what Jesus did, it is possible for God to do amazing things in people’s lives and that prayer changes things! 

If anyone would like to see the references in the bible to any of the statements made here we would be pleased to provide them. Please email us.

Our beliefs follow the Basis of Faith

  1. The one true God who lives eternally in three persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit;
  2. The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world; 
  3. The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God – fully trustworthy for faith and conduct; 
  4. The dignity of all people, made male and female in God’s image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement; 
  5. The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ – born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin; 
  6. The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God; 
  7. The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world; 
  8. The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ;
  9. The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness;
  10. The church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers — given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love;
  11. The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.

This is the statement of faith adopted by the Evangelical Alliance (EA). Waterbrook Church is a member of the EA.