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ABOUT BCC

About BCC

Services

We meet together for our services at BCC every week at 10:30am.

Our services are also also Livestreamed to our YouTube Channel.
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Services
Gather.Grow.Go

Bransgore Community Church exists to be a place where people can GATHER to GROW as disciples of Jesus Christ and then GO and make disciples of others through our witness and words.

 

This can be encapsulated in our Mission Statement as a church:

TO KNOW JESUS CHRIST AND MAKE HIM KNOWN

Click below to view our Discipleship 'Gather Grow Go' Framework

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Vision and Values

VISION

& VALUES

We believe in - CHRIST

Creation: The one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who created and sustains everything.

Humans: We were made in the image of God but rebelled and became separated from him.

Rescue: Faith in Jesus Christ restores that relationship, through his death and resurrection.

Indwelling Spirit: The Holy Spirit is our internal guide, who helps us follow God’s ways.

Scripture: The Bible is divinely inspired and the primary way in which we know God.

Triumphant return: Jesus will return as judge and establish a new heaven and new earth.

(*Note - This is a summary of the Evangelical Alliance statement of faith that we adhere to)

We behave with - GRACE

 

 

Gracious:  We honour and respect everyone.

Real:  We are open, genuine and accountable.

Accepting:  We invite people to come as they are.

Caring:  We want the best for other people.

Embracing:  We value all age groups in our life and ministry together.

We engage in - WORSHIP 

Worship:  We see all of life as worship, serving and honouring God.

Outreach:  We introduce others to Jesus through speech, action and lifestyle.

Relationships:  We actively spend time getting to know and caring for each other.

Serving:  We use our gifts and abilities to help others.

Happily giving:  We give generously financially.

Imitating Jesus:  We are disciples of Jesus, his apprentices, and seek to follow his example.

Prayer:  We communicate with God in prayer: It is the ‘oxygen’ of our spiritual life.

CHURCH 

LEADERSHIP

Church Leadership
Andi & Nikki Norton

Andi - Associate Church Leader
Nikki - Mentoring

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Andi & Nikki are passionate about people - seeing them growing in their understanding of and intimacy with Jesus, being transformed by released to serve Him wholeheartedly. Andi as church leader oversees the vision and mission of the church as well as managing the team, preaching, teaching and pastoring the church under Jesus the Chief Shepherd.

Andi is married to Nikki, who is equally passionate about seeing people raised as confident disciples of Jesus who witness Him to others and loves to encourage and support people's growth through one to one mentoring. 

They have two children.

Emily Goy

Children & Youth Ministry Leader

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Emily is passionate about seeing the next generation coming to an understanding of the life transformational power Jesus brings. 

With several years of youth ministry, working in schools, circus skills, with children with special needs she is well equipped to provide an holistic programme for shaping the next generation. 

Emily recently graduated from Moorlands College with a degree in Applied Theology with Youth & Community work.

 

Emily loves in her free time getting out into nature and enjoy the great outdoors! 

Kathy & John Harris

Kathy - Elder / Children & Pastoral Leader

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Kathy has been a member of the church since 2003. Before joining the staff team in September 2014 she was an interior designer. She previously oversaw the Children’s ministry but now oversees the Pastoral Care arm of the the Pastoral Discipleship Team.   

She is married to John, a passionate worshipper with a pastoral heart. They have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.

Caroline Davis

Pastoral Worker (Families) 

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Caroline is married to Colin and they have one teenage son. As a family they have been at the church since 2006. Colin and their son both love worshipping God through music and facilitating worship for others as part of the music team at BCC.

Caroline has been a social care professional for over 25yrs, in both the 3rd sector and statutory organisations. Caroline has also been a voluntary youth worker for many years. Since joining the team in 2013 Caroline has been the Youth Leader, then in 2017 Caroline took up the post of Pastoral Worker with Families and in 2023 she took on the role as Discipleship Lead in the Pastoral Discipleship Team.

Naomi Goulding

Administrator

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Naomi is married to Tim and has 3 children.  She loves being in or on the sea and walking with their golden retriever in the forest.  Over the years she has enjoyed working with children and teenagers and has held several administration roles in different settings.  Her main passion in life though is to see others come to know Jesus Christ and how much He loves them.

Steve Cohu

Worship & Technical

Ted & Jackie Russell

Ted - Elder

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Ted and his wife Jackie joined the church in 2006. His passion is seeing people come to faith and
he has been an active member of Christian Motorcyclists' Association for many years.

Graham & Danielle Jeffries

Graham - Elder

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BCC has a special place in Graham and Danielle’s heart as they met and were married here. Between them they have four adult children all of whom have grown in their faith because of the love and support of the whole fellowship at BCC.

 

They are both passionate about encouraging young people in their life and faith journeys through their involvement in youth work and in hosting, with others, the Big Breakfast every month. Graham also serves as part of the finance team at BCC.

Danielle was a teacher at a local primary school for many years and now is study theology and involved in family ministry within the church, whilst Graham is a partner in a national law firm.

 

When time allows Graham enjoys photography and together they enjoy sharing meals with others and can be seen, on fine days, cycling in the New Forest. 

Lynn & Steve Coombs

Lynn - Elder

Fiona & Richard Darbyshire

Fiona - Elder

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Fiona is married to Richard. They have 3 children and 7 Grandchildren. Fiona has over 20 years’ experience being on church leadership, youthwork and teaching children.

Fiona’s previous job as a counsellor has further developed her passion for people to see them healed and released. Both Fiona and Richard enjoy sharing their faith with people of all ages and have a heart for world mission.

Church History

CHURCH 
history

The Early Years

Bransgore Community Church is an independent church that started in the winter of 1984/85 with a small group of evangelical Christians, who had been travelling to churches in the Christchurch/Bournemouth area. As this small group developed and outgrew the house where it was meeting, it began to meet in the chapel at Neacroft. In 1986 the NAAFI building in Shackleton Square, belonging to the Ministry of Defence, came up for auction and was purchased.
 

The first service took place on 14 June 1986. Our first extension, a few years later, added extra space where the band is now situated and a children's room at the back. In 2009-10 a second,  much larger, extension was built to enable us to cater for our growing congregation and to provide people in our community with a place to be welcomed and helped. 
 

Originally the church was called Bransgore Christian Centre. The name was changed in 2003 to Bransgore Community Church, in recognition of our desire both to be a community, and to serve the local community.

Building for the Future

The church continues to grow and develop and in August 2012 the building had an overhaul of its internal structure, with the removal of a pillar and beams in the main hall and the inclusion of a new vaulted ceiling! We also developed our upstairs to include a games room, a prayer room and two children's rooms.  Our building complex now includes twelve ancillary rooms, three of which are staff offices, as well as the main hall, which can be divided by a movable wall.

Recent Years

In recent years, the building has become a hub of activity throughout the week, with around 700-800 people coming to activities within it. 
 

We are affiliated with Evangelical Alliance (EA) and hold to their statement of faith. We are also a part of LEAF, which is the local branch of EA, that connects churches across the New Forest.

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