In the Spring of 1932 a group of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ met to discuss the formation of a new evangelical Christian fellowship in Minehead. They had limited resources and no premises
in which to meet but they had faith that God honours those who follow his leading. Within a short time regular Sunday services were being held in the local Women's Institute Hall. For the next few
years that was the "home" of what was then known as "Millbridge Evangelical Mission".
By 1934 the prospect of building their own premises was being considered and in October 1936 the opening ceremony for the current church building in Parkhouse Road was held.
It wasn't until 1943 that the first Pastor, Rev A. J. Brown, was called to the fellowship. Since then God has brought the following Pastors to Millbridge: Rev D. M. Russell-Jones (1946-1948), Rev F. A. Hart (1948-1956), Rev A. V. McCandlish (1956-1968), Rev Morris Bird (1968-1981), Rev Patrick Hawes (1982-1988), Rev Ray Geale (1988-1994), Rev Tim Gill (1994-2003), and our current Pastor, Rev Matthew Cottington, who joined us in 2006.
In many ways it's unfair to only mention the pastors by name as the church is really all the people. Of these there are too many to mention who have given themselves over the years to God's work at Millbridge. Most of all, Millbridge is a testimony to the grace of God who has been the real power behind it all from the beginning.
Today the church is a mixture of young and old. We are eager to bring the love of Christ to the people of Minehead and the surrounding area.
We regularly support three mission workers elsewhere. Lloyd & Katherine Porter (OM, Australia), Wycliffe Bible Translators in Africa, and Robin & Muno Asgher (Church Planters, Cranford, London).
We welcome all people to join us for worship on Sundays and also at our midweek meetings. If you are interested in finding out more about Christianity, or if you have any needs we can support you through, please contact us. Feel free to inform us of any prayer requests you may wish to share.
"Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." (1 Corinthians 10:31).
What Does "Evangelical" Mean?
The word "evangelical" comes from a Greek word meaning "good news" which is used often in the Bible. When we call ourselves "evangelical" we are saying that we believe God is "good news" for the world.
What We Believe
Jesus is God. He came to this world to live, die, and rise again for us. Through his death and resurrection he has taken away our sin, brought us back to God, given us new life, and is remaking the world through love. We believe this salvation is an entirely free gift from God, given to us through Jesus Christ. We believe the love of Christ shapes the future of the world. As followers of Jesus we desire to show this same sacrificial love to all people and share the hope Jesus has given us.
As Christians we live our lives in the light of what Jesus has done for us. We believe the Bible is the message of God to us, telling us about Jesus Christ. We believe that Christ transforms our lives and our communities in wonderful ways. We look forward to Jesus returning one day to make everything new and even raise the dead.
Our mission as a church is to celebrate and share the love of God.