Continually reproducing the life of Jesus.

That's our vision.

We seek to be open, modern, relevant and, above all, authentic in our approach to church and faith. We are part of the Woodlands Group of Churches:

The church meets every Sunday morning at 10.30am in our building in Sea Mills, and we run various midweek activities in our local community. We highly value our strong links with the other churches in Sea Mills and the surrounding area. 

At heart we're a community of people dedicated to following Jesus, with a faith that engages with modern life. There's a great feeling of family in our church and we're open to anyone and everyone, regardless of where you are on your own spiritual journey.

Our vision is broken down into four goals.


We want to help unchurched people become committed Christians and part of the worship of the church.


We want to release every member into ministry and mission in the power of the Holy Spirit, with opportunities to discover and fruitfully use each one’s gifts.


We want to disciple each member in an atmosphere of love, prayer and Bible teaching to follow and become like Jesus.


We want to build together in unity with other churches to reach the whole city and region with the gospel, to be salt and light in the city and to bless the nations, especially the poorest.

Highgrove Church was started in 1983 and after rapid growth the church planted a further congregation in Henleaze and Westbury (The Community Church) in 1993. Two years later a third church, Woodlands, was started in Clifton. These three sister churches remain linked to this day, as the Woodlands Group of Churches. What began with just a handful of people in 1983 has mushroomed incredibly. Yet our vision has stayed the same all the way through.




Ed, Deborah, Sam and Tom lead Highgrove Church and are assisted by a large number of other small group and ministry leaders.

But Highgrove is a church where everyone gets stuck in! If you would like help finding your
place and your role in church life, do get in touch with us - we’d love to help!


Ed Marsh
Leader, Highgrove

Deborah Marsh
Leader, Highgrove

Sam Marsh
Assistant Leader, Highgrove

Tom Carter
Assistant Leader, Highgrove

Senior Leadership Team Woodlands Group of Churches

Rob Scott-Cook
Senior Leader, Woodlands Group of Churches

Dave Mitchell
Senior Leader, Woodlands

Tim Dobson
Senior Leader, Community Church

Ed Marsh
Senior Leader, Highgrove