A vision for Bristol
As a church we want the whole of Bristol to know the life-changing truth about Jesus and to see people’s lives all across the city transformed by God.
We are a growing community of diverse people with a desire to love Jesus, love each other and love our city. Our faith is rooted in the teaching of the Bible, and we expect to encounter the presence of God through His Holy Spirit whenever we gather.
We have a vision of Helping Bristol Believe, worked out across three key areas: Reaching, Restoring and Resourcing.
City Church was planted in 1997 when a group of Christians moved from Brighton to Bristol believing that God had spoken to them about starting a church that would serve and bless the city. They began meeting in a pub on Gloucester Road and City Church was born.
Since then the church has grown as more and more people have become followers of Jesus. Bridge Community Church in Bradley Stoke was a church started from City Church and functioned separately for over a decade, itself launching a congregation that met in the east of Bristol.
In 2017, 20 years after the church was originally planted, we joined together as one church meeting in Cotham and Bradley Stoke, re-uniting around a vision to see lives changed across the whole of Bristol.
We are part of an international family
City Church is a Commission church and part of the wider Newfrontiers family of churches. Commission is a family of churches in the UK and other nations led by Guy Miller and his team. Commission has a vision to see 1000s of lives transformed, through 100s of churches in 10s of nations.
Recently, two of our families moved to Mozambique, where they are now involved in training and social enterprise. You can read more about their adventure on our blog. It has also been tremendously exciting to send a number of our church to start a new church in Cardiff.