About Us

Highworth Community Church was founded over 30 years ago by a group of Christians in Highworth who had a vision for a spirit led community based church that welcomed all.  Highworth Community Church has grown steadily over the years and recently moved from The Rec in Highworth, to our current home of Highworth Community Centre.

Highworth Community Church has an office in the town called the Bridge and the vision for this resource is to create a place where people can meet Jesus and share their journey with our dedicated team of volunteers.  The Bridge is equipped with modern office equipment, computers for Internet access and space to relax and enjoy friendship and prayer support.  The Bridge is also the centre for Church life during the week, with our full-time workers basing themselves out of the Bridge, this is the perfect place to contact the leadership team or our youth worker.

Leadership Team

Dawn Golton

Dawn is married with two teenage children. She has lived in Highworth and attended HCC for 20 years. Dawn has been involved with many different aspects of church life, including running prayer groups, house groups, youth work, crèche, leading worship and preaching. She has been part of the leadership team for the past 13 years. She loves to see God at work in people's lives.
Dawn is a teacher who teaches for a local school and for the local hospital, working with students who aren't able to attend school.

Matt & Alison Goddard

Matt & Allison are married with two children.  They have lived in Highworth and attended HCC for 12 years.  Whilst part of the HCC Leadership team Matt is also the Housegroup Coordinator, meeting regularly with Housegroup leaders to encourage them in growing and stretching HCC family members.  As an active participant in All Age Worship, Matt likes nothing better than sharing God's good news through storytelling and participative worship. Alison takes a lead in Prayer Ministry and preaching and works part-time at a local Christian Healing Centre. Alison has a passion for women in the church and looks for ways to encourage women into becoming what Jesus wants them to be. 

Matt Ford

Matt Ford joined the church and the leadership team in March 2012 having moved here from Littlehampton via Mozambique.  He loves encouraging and envisioning people and longs to see a church of love that engages with the world.  Matt is also is passionate about mission, his family (wife, 3 children and 1 dog) triathlon, xbox and Aston Villa FC.

Sally Willson

Sally and her husband Mike joined HCC 27 years ago and have been very involved in all aspects of church life over the years. They have 5 children who grew up very much part of HCC and have now flown the nest, supplying them with growing numbers of grandchildren. Sally is a part time nurse but it is her role as a grandma which she loves to devote increasing amounts of time to. She sees her role on the leadership team as a supporter and encourager and also loves to pray and wait on God with Christians from other local churches who also yearn to see a pouring out of Gods love and blessing on this town and surrounding villages.

Wider Leadership

Home Group Leaders

Adrian & Tessa Hares with Barbara Hanwell - Tuesday Night
Adrian & Brenda Hill - Wednesday Night
Paul - Thursday Night

Youth and Children's Team

Susie Underwood - Youth Coordinator
Lianne Semans-Smith - Children's Coordinator 

Worship Team

Laura - Worship Coordinator

Property Team

Mike Willson - Property Coordinator