Welcome to the Village Church website!

We are a growing church in Emersons Green, Bristol and we're all about knowing Jesus and making him known - we believe that Jesus Christ is a person whose worth surpasses everything else. Whoever you are or whatever you've done you're more than welcome to come along to our Sunday service - it would be great to meet you! I hope the information on this page gives you a feel for who we are and what we do and if you've got any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

Jonny Herring

Pastor, the Village Church



If you would like to find out more about the Village Church the best place to start is our weekly Sunday service. We meet every Sunday at 10:30am in Mangotsfield Primary School in Emersons Green (for just over an hour) and you're more than welcome to come along. We're informal - dress casually and come as you are. We sing the best of traditional hymns and contemporary songs. There's praying and there's preaching. There are also separate groups for children and young people.



Christianity Explored

If you're new to church or to Christianity and you want to find out more we run a course called Christianity Explored. It's relaxed and it gives people the time and space to think about who Jesus is and why he really matters. Anybody is welcome to come along; nobody is asked to read aloud, sing or pray. And it's also an opportunity to ask any questions you want to in a safe setting. Please contact us if you'd like some more information about the next course.

Elders and





I was appointed as an elder of the Village Church in 2021. I'm married to Reb, who I met at school in Bridgend, and we have two children, Ava and Noah. I'm a proud Welshman. Shwmae!




I was appointed as an elder of the Village Church in 2021. I'm married to Lorraine and we have two children, Jake and Milly.

I love long bike rides, 

a round of golf, and trying to beat Jonny at squash.




I was appointed as an elder of the Village Church in 2010. I'm married to Judith and we have three children and nine grandchildren! We lived in Kenya for 12 years before moving to Bristol.




I started working for the Village Church in 2012. I'm married to Charlotte and we have four children, Amelia, Alice, Annabelle and Luke. I support Fulham Football Club and my fantasy team!




I've been serving at the VIllage Church in practical ways since it started in 2010. I'm married to Kate and we have two children, Erin and Joey. In my spare time I enjoy playing and watching tennis.