Villages, towns and cities transformed by people who have met Jesus.



A church where anyone will be loved and valued


There are always, always new people and places that need Jesus


A hunger for more of God. There is always more to know and experience

One body

We learn and grow as we are open to receive and serve the body of Christ


Effective, clear and yet simple organisation and structure


Using creativity to reveal Jesus in a relevant way


Doing everything to a really high standard


Giving our all with energy and enthusiasm


Giving above and beyond to achieve our vision


Extravagantly loving the poor and speaking out against injustice


Empower people to fulfil their dreams and OpenWell’s vision

Dynamic faith

Having a can do attitude and being willing to take big and bold steps


We take personal responsibility to love others. We don’t blame others


We recognise that we can’t do everything. Sometimes we have to focus



We believe in one eternal God who is Creator of all things and exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. God is love. His love is full of light and is completely holy.


We believe God created and values every person. God has given everyone gifts, abilities, desires and dreams. Sin has separated each of us from God and his purpose for our lives.

The Cross

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only one who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless life. He demonstrated for us a life of perfect connection to God, displaying the power and love of heaven on earth. Jesus then died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins, and rose again to defeat sin and death and to empower us for life.


We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in Jesus as our saviour, making him the Lord of our lives. 

Water Baptism

We believe that after becoming a believer the next step is to be baptised in water. In water baptism, we identify with the death and resurrection of Jesus. We rise from the  waters of baptism into new life.

Holy Spirit

We believe in being baptised with the power of the Holy Spirit and living in a lifelong relationship with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit transforms, heals, leads and guides us. We need to be continually filled and sustained by the Holy Spirit, growing in the fruits of the Spirit. He enables us to use spiritual gifts, including speaking in tongues, physical healing and miracles.


We believe that Jesus completed the work of salvation at the cross and is now seated in heaven. Jesus has power and authority over all things which he passes on to us. We live resting in him and by his grace. Our identity is found in Christ Jesus.

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is God’s Word and reveals Jesus to us. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our everyday lives.

The Church

We believe that the Church is represented by many local expressions of the body of Christ. The Church is made up of everyone who has faith in Jesus.  The mission of the church is to take the good news of the kingdom to the whole world and to make disciples in order to bring glory to God.


OpenWell began in Liverpool with our Lead Pastors Judah & Rachel Cole in January 2013 with a small group of friends. We grew out of that home and met in several venues around Liverpool. We met at House Coffee bar, the Lantern theatre & Hope University. In March 2016 we moved into current home, Belvedere Academy.

In October 2013 we launched OpenWell Southport which meets in Southport every week on a Sunday and in homes throughout the week.

Along the way we have grown and reached out and loved thousands of people in Liverpool and Southport, hosted Jesus Loves conferences, VIP homeless events and many other initiatives.

Today OpenWell exists to host the presence of God and host people. We are a place of love where the focus is always Jesus. We are always open to the lost, broken and those in need of refreshing. We are a well. OpenWell.


To provide a safe place where anyone can encounter Jesus