Open Door Church Sunbury

We are a community of Christians seeking to love and serve those in our locality. We are people who want to know Jesus Christ and to make him known to others.

Who are We

We are Biblical

We believe in the divine inspiration and truth of the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16-17), and in its message. We believe that everyone needs to be made right with God through personal faith in Jesus Christ. We place a high value on preaching and teaching the Word of God.

We are Charismatic

We believe that baptism in the Holy Spirit is for today (John 1:33), releasing men and women in worship, gifts, and ministries that bring encouragement to others and help to build the church. We seek to cultivate the fruit of the Spirit in our lives and relationships.
We are Apostolic

We believe that Christ-given ministries (Ephesians 4:11) are still needed today by the Church to bring it to maturity and unity. Serving ministries should be honoured and received as they equip and release believers to do the will of God. We believe in the priesthood of all believers. There is no division between 'clergy' and 'laity'. We believe that God has commissioned every single Christian to serve, minister and proclaim the Gospel. God has called every single Christian to bring His presence and His power to all those around them. We believe in the power of prayer and devote ourselves to individual and corporate prayer and intercession. We recognise that our own effort can never build the Kingdom of God, so we do our very best for God but also ask for the very best from God.


Open Door Church Sunbury is part of the Commission family of churches, with close links to Cavite Open Door Commission Church in the Philippines, and a growing number of churches in Silbas, Serbia.
Commission is an international family of churches with a vision to see thousands of lives transformed through hundreds of churches in tens of nations. Led by Guy Miller and his team, Commission has churches in the UK, India, Spain, Portugal and other nations.

Guy Miller and Commission is part of Newfrontiers, a worldwide group of apostolic leaders partnering together on global mission, joined by common values and beliefs, shared mission and genuine relationships.

leaders & staff

Andy Phillips
Andy Phillips

Andy has been in Sunbury since August 2007. Andy is married to Nicky and they have two grown up children, Charis and Ethan, and Pepper the dog. Andy's passion is to see Open Door Church change this local community for Jesus Christ. He loves Nicky, theology, books, football, squash and coming last at half marathons!

Gavin Rendall
Gavin Rendall

Gavin has been an Elder at Open Door Church since 1997. Gavin is the Chairman of the Trustees and has a passion to see God's Holy Spirit move in power, in both healings and the prophetic. Together with his wife Judy they run the 'Marriage Course'. They have two grown up sons Jamie and Andrew.

Jez Hawthorn
Jez Hawthorn

Jez & Emma Hawthorn have been a big part of the Church for a number of years with Jez becoming an elder in October 2013. Jez leads his family of four playing the bass and acoustic guitars and trumpet among other things while Emma sings and their two children Debbie and Adam play the flute and the cornet respectively.



Child Safeguarding policy

All of our youth leaders are required to have the appropriate DBS checks and attend our church’s child safeguarding training.

Church membership

We invite those who regularly attend Open Door Church Sunbury to become formal members. This gives us a chance to be really clear on what we’re about as a church, and gives you the chance to express your commitment to us.

The Bible shows us that God is very generous, even giving his own Son to save us. In response we are called to be generous with the resources God has entrusted to us, including our time, skills and money. One part of this privilege and obligation is the regular and generous giving of money to further the work of the local church we attend.

For information about how to give, please see our GIVING page here.