Iford Baptist Church, Bournemouth

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Iford Baptist Church (IBC) is located at the border between Bournemouth and Christchurch at the mouth of the old crossing bridge on the banks of the River Stour in the village of Iford.

It began originally as a plant in the mid 1930's from Roseberry Park Baptist Church, Boscombe, and became known over the years as the old tin tabernacle. In 1996 after a bold vision of growth for the future, a £250,000 contemporary church was built. The new church hosts excellent facilities for all ages and including a multi-use church, a small hall and kitchen, prayer rooms and a baptistery. The multi-use sanctuary can seat a hundred worshippers and boasts a PA and lighting rig! This facility has been used in the past to hold concerts and youth events which saw many young people come to the church for united times of monthly worship.

Even though much has changed in Iford, IBC remains a vital part of the community being the central information point for the Iford Bridge Home Park. The church also offers emergency accommodation to mobile home owners on Home Park at times of flooding.

Because of its location and excellent resources Iford Baptist Church is the perfect location for Wessex Filling Station prayer meetings, training sessions and worship team technical rehearsals.


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Iford Baptist Church
Old Bridge Road


There is parking for four cars only outside the church and therefore parking should be found along the road by the river. Please park respectfully and thoughtfully and under no circumstances should cars be parked in the private Home Park estate directly opposite the church entrance. Thank you.