Like the first ever Christian church, Binscombe Church started as a group meeting in someone’s home.
In 1957 a lady named Irene May, concerned for the spiritual needs of the area, invited friends and neighbours into her home in Binscombe village to explore the Bible’s message about Jesus.
Within three years they had started a youth work following a children’s holiday club. On Sunday afternoon’s children packed into Mrs May’s bungalow for Sunday School, with different groups meeting in each room. In 1962 a meeting was held on Sunday evenings for worship and Bible teaching, first monthly then fortnightly.
With the population of the area growing rapidly a meeting was held to discuss the possibility of building a hall on the estate. Over 50 local people agreed to back the project and a building fund was started. In May 1964, with a team of volunteers, the first stage of building work began. The building was formally opened on 6th March 1965. As the church grew, the building soon became too small. A second phase of building opened in March 1969 and a third several years later to accommodate the thriving youth programme. With the church growing, in 1972 the church appointed its first full time member of staff. Since then the church has been served by six different Pastors. Over the years Christians have meet together in the centre of Binscombe to encourage each other in knowing God and making him known.
For a more detailed version of our story, from 1957 up until the present day…
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