OUR MISSION is to follow the way of Jesus Christ and become a creative Christ-centred group of people that use all our resources to develop disciples of Jesus Christ in the villages of South Oxfordshire and around the world who love God and love their neighbours.

We hold fast to the scriptures that encourage us to build each other up.

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Ephesians 2:10
“So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors, and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.”
Ephesians 4: 11, 12

We desire to become a vibrant group of people who seek to live out the life of Christ and the principles of the Kingdom of God and to express that love relevantly to the society we live in and to those with whom we are connected. We seek to do this by working towards God's mission of “Loving God and loving our neighbour as ourselves" in all aspects of our life.


OUR VISION is that we seek to be true to Christ, kind to others and loyal to the message of Jesus through:

Sharing the story of Jesus
We are committed to teaching the story of Jesus, learning and allowing the Bible to transform and renew our minds in a manner that enables us to live out Jesus teaching in the Bible; make disciples and train others in the way of Jesus.(See our statement of faith)

Missional life together
Our desire is to be a missionary community witnessing and sharing the message of Jesus because the gospel brings new abundant and eternal life to all people.

Prayer, Intercession & Listening
We seek to be a house of prayer for all, acknowledge the reality of spiritual warfare and affirming the power of God. We believe that human beings are designed to walk and talk with God, and we seek to grow in all aspects of prayer, both individually and collectively. We also desire to hear from God and create reflective places where everyone is open to hearing and being restored by the word and presence of God.

Creative Worship
We seek to worship in spirit and truth supporting all ages to glorify the Father, Son and Holy Spirit with sincerity, creativity, and variety. Celebrating the imagination and melody, He has given us.

Creative Ministry
By the power of the Holy Spirit, we seek to provide space for the arts and use our resources to share the Gospel message that Jesus brought both in word and deed through colourful creative, relevant and appropriate action. We desire to be led by the Spirit, exercise our God-given gifting and use, but not be bound by, human tradition in any place God leads us.

Deliberate Discipleship & Witness
We seek to develop and release people to use their practical, spiritual, creative God-given gifts and talents for personal growth and to help build a church of love, justice, and mercy that will influence the local communities we are each part of in a manner that would help witness and advance the Kingdom of God.

Loving Relationships
We seek to have an open table offering radical hospitality and sacrificially making space for people in our hearts and homes. We are determined to be a friendly people: loving one another and ourselves as God intended and welcoming the stranger.

Cheerful Giving
We seek to be extravagantly generous with our time, finance, friendship, and talents and to give them away in a manner that reflects the extravagant generosity of God.


To support our mission and vision the community at Springwater Church is led by a team of Senior Leaders, church officers and several congregational teams that report back to the Springwater Congregation

The Senior Leadership team consists of:-
Mike Parker
Clare Pelling
Chris Girdler
Judy Parker
& the Church Development Ministers

The Church Officers are:-
John Turner - Treasurer
Tim Pelling - Secretary

The Congregational Teams that are highlighted below meet, pray, seek insight and ways to support those involved in the work and activity of each area mentioned
- Springwater Gatherings
- Church Health
- Community Impact
- Springwater Lands & Grounds
- Administration
The aim in Springwater is to enable everybody to be involved in the area of church life that excites them and embraces their passion

The Church Development Ministers are:-
Kevin & Linsey Potter
Kevin & Linsey are part of a family with an international flavour.
You can read more about their life and work by looking at the past Ventures page on www.potterabout.com. Kevin and Linsey are ordained pastors with Christian Growth International and have been involved in a myriad of integrated faith-based church and development work. In the early part of 2016, after working 26 years in India, UK, Mexico and the USA, their journey has taken them from the city of Angels on the West Coast of America. (where Kevin was the Interim Director for Oasis USA, and Linsey undertook two masters courses at Fuller University), to Peppard Common. For the last two years, Kevin & Linsey have been facilitating Springwater Church in developing and strengthening our structure and ministry as well as supporting other ministries, organisations and other churches within the UK, India and the USA.