A Brief History
How do you sum up the rich and eventful history of a church family like Wellspring Church in a few paragraphs? Well, here you go!
The church's history extends back to 1951 with the establishment of Emmanuel Pentecostal Church (AoG) which had a site in the town centre, which was demolished when the Harlequin Shopping Centre (now intu Watford) was built, and then a chapel building on Sotheron Road.
Watford Community Church was formed when Alan and Eileen Vincent, who had developed a strong network of evangelical charismatic churches under the umbrella of 'West Herts Community Church' were asked to bring new life and leadership to the Emmanuel congregation.
From 1991-2010 the church was meeting on Sundays in the Watford Grammar School for Girls, and at the end of 2010 the church opened the doors of The Wellspring Church Centre, a purpose-built facility constructed in partnership with Watford Borough Council and other agencies with an emphasis on providing training and community facilities for local residents.
The church has been led by Tim and Helen Roberts since 1998.
In February 2014 the church took on a new name, Wellspring Church, bringing clarity in light of activities and vision beyond the borders of Watford, and a sense of God's calling to become a place of refreshing in name as well as nature.
The story continues and the best is yet to come!