About Us

Impacting Lives Through the Gospel

The Colchester Mission exists to glorify God through impacting lives with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Mission is designed to help you explore the Christian faith, ask questions and worship God. You are welcome to attend one of our weekly meetings or get in touch about meeting up for coffee and Bible study.

The Colchester Mission is a ministry of Headgate Baptist Church, a church being planted by Vision Baptist Mission CIO. The Colchester Mission is also grateful to partner with Crown Christian Heritage Trust who, under the leadership of Pastor Derrick Morlan, are providing preachers each week for The Mission.


The Colchester Mission is a ministry of Headgate Baptist Church and is led by the following individuals.

Travis Snode, Moderator – Travis and Teri served as church-planters in the United Kingdom from 2004 until 2022, planting churches in Northern Ireland, London, and most recently, helping to start and pastor the Colchester Mission from November 2022 until July 2022. Travis is currently serving as the Moderator of the Mission.

Andrew Franklin – Andrew is married to Nicky. He and Nicky have been blessed with five children and ten grandchildren. Andrew retired from the City in 2008 where he worked as Trader and has attended Amnos Church Planting School from 2010-2011 as well as serving in churches in Malaysia and South Korea. His passions include Scripture memorisation, history including church history and golf. Andrew oversees the day-to-day work and administration of The Mission.