Who We Are

Everything about the Bridge Church is driven by the heartbeat that Everyone’s Welcome, Nobody’s Perfect and Anything’s Possible. We believe you can see this heartbeat in action throughout our Sunday services, Life Groups, Outreaches and various other Ministries.

The Bridge Church originally began in 1925 and for many years was known as Bolton Pentecostal Church. However, in 2005 we changed our name to The Bridge Church. This change wasn’t just a change for change’s sake, but we really felt that as a church we are called to be a bridge.  A bridge that makes connections with people, communities and nations but, above all, helping people to connect with God.

We desire to help everyone who attends The Bridge Church to find a place that feels like home and feel part of the family. One of the best ways to connect with people is through our Life Groups. You can read more about these on the website.  Whether you are single, married, have kids or enjoy the freedom of having none – we have so many ministries, Life Groups and events which you can get involved with.

What We Believe




Read what we believe about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, and other significant aspects of our faith. Our beliefs guide our decisions as a church.

We believe that the Bible (i.e. the Old and New Testaments excluding the Apocrypha), is the inspired Word of God, the infallible, all sufficient rule for faith and practice.

We believe in the unity of the One True and Living God who is the Eternal, Self-Existent “I AM”, Who has also revealed Himself as One being co-existing in three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit

We believe in the Virgin Birth, Sinless Life, Miraculous Ministry, Substitutionary Atoning Death, Bodily Resurrection, Triumphant Ascension and Abiding Intercession of the Lord Jesus Christ and in His personal, visible, bodily return in power and glory as the blessed hope of all believers.

We believe in the fall of man, who was created pure and upright, but fell by voluntary transgression.

We believe in salvation through faith in Christ, who, according to the Scriptures, died for our sins, was buried and was raised from the dead on the third day, and that through His Blood we have Redemption.

This experience is also known as the new birth and is an instantaneous and complete operation of the Holy Spirit upon initial faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that all who have truly repented and believed in Christ as Lord and Saviour are commanded to be baptised by immersion in water.

We believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit as an enduement of the believer with power for service, the essential, biblical evidence of which is the speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.

We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of Christ in the Church today.

We believe in holiness of life and conduct in obedience to the command of God.

We believe that deliverance from sickness, by Divine Healing is provided for in the Atonement.

We believe that all who have truly repented and believe in Christ as Lord and Saviour should regularly participate in Breaking of Bread.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the everlasting conscious bliss of all who truly believe in our Lord Jesus Christ and the everlasting conscious punishment of all whose names are not written in the Book of Life.


A very warm welcome to The Bridge Church, we’ve been expecting you. This is a place where we recognise that we are not perfect yet believe anything is possible in God. My motto and heart is that everyone would have the freedom to grow and develop! It’s ok to be ‘raw and real’. Our vision is that we would be a light on a hill, transforming our communities, one person at a time. Not confined to four walls of a building but touching and impacting all those we interact with. We are thankful for the ‘legacy’ handed down by generations gone before us, we honour the breadth and depth of our family from the youngest to our more senior, acknowledging we are stronger together.


Richard Cooke

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