Bransgore Community Church

Meet the team

Phil W.pngPhil Cole - Church Leader

Formerly an accountant, Phil trained at Moorlands College and spent 3 years as Pastoral Director at a church in Reading before becoming the church leader in 2004. He is married to Shirley and loves most sports.

Shirley W.pngShirley Cole - Assistant Children's Leader / Pastoral

Shirley has a passion to teach children about the reality of Jesus.  She has worked mainly in schools and alongside her husband Phil in most aspects of church life.  Having been brought up on a farm, like Phil, she loves the country life.


Caroline W.pngCaroline Davis - Pastoral Worker (Families)

Caroline is married to Colin and has 1 teenage son. Before joining the staff team she worked for Social Services, where her caring skills were honed.  She has been a member of the church since 2006 and has been an integral part of our youth work for many years.

Kathy W.pngKathy Harris - Elder / Children's / Pastoral Leader

Kathy, previously an interior designer, joined the staff team in September 2014.  Her love for children of all ages makes her perfect for the role she has.  She is married to John. They have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.


Graham W.pngGraham Nagel-Smith - Elder

Graham is headteacher at a local primary school and is married to Elizabeth with four growing boys. He has been at the church since 2008 and has been involved with our youth ministry.

Elizabeth W.pngElizabeth Nagel-Smith - Administrator 

Prior to joining the team, Elizabeth worked in a local secondary school as Librarian.  She is married to Graham and has four sons. In her spare time she enjoys reading and walking the dog!

Andi W.pngAndi Norton - Associate Church Leader, Youth & Music Team Leader

Andi is passionate about people - seeing them grow to be all God is calling them to be. With over 12 years experience of youth work and leading worship, Andi oversees both areas at BCC. Andi is husband to Nikki and has two children.

Brian W.pngBrian Rees - Elder

Before retiring, Brian was a Civil Engineer with Christchurch Borough Council.  He has been at BCC with his wife Ann since 2006 and is passionate about sharing his faith, Swindon Town FC and golf.

Ted W.pngTed Russell - Elder

Ted and his wife Jackie joined the church in 2006. His passion is seeing people come to faith and he has been an active member of Christian Motorcyclists' Association for many years.

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