Bidford Baptist is a growing church near the Warwickshire/Worcestershire border which meets at theBarn — a converted warehouse which was once a playbarn. With live worship, relevant, Biblical teaching, opportunities for ministry and response, and a fantastic programme for children called Kingdom Kidz, Bidford Baptist @theBarn is described by most people who visit as ‘unforgettable’.
The story so far…
We started as a church in 2005 at the Crawford Hall — previously we had been a home group of just eight people.
By 2011 we had grown to 150, and there was no longer a public building in the village big enough for us, so we started looking for a new home.
Very sadly, round the same time, Bungo’s Barn, an indoor playground loved by lots of Bidford children, had to close down.
We talked to the owners, and to the Parish Council and the planners, and, finally, on 6 January 2012, we took possession of the building. We spent January and the first half of February working to renovate it, and it’s now finished, ready, and in use.
Because we loved Bungo’s Barn, and because it was so well known, we decided to stick with the name The Barn for the building.
Just in case you’re wondering, it isn’t an old barn which has been converted, but a modern unit which is now spick and span and just right for us.
We hope it will be just right for you as well. We want to extend you a very warm welcome to a church which is vibrant, alive, relevant, and here for everyone.
Bidford Baptist — a growing church