Cornerstone Church

Cornerstone Church

See our Forthcoming Events page for details of our Christmas Messy Church activity on 6th December. 


We give you a warm welcome to the Cornerstone Church website which we hope will provide you with all you need to know us and tell you how you can contact us.

Cornerstone Church is Registered Charity no. 1163367.

As you will see on our Building for the Future page, we have obtained planning permission for extend the building, as well as permission from the Baptist Union as long as sufficient funds are available. We have already saved some of the money, but still need more. If you would like to help, there are two ways:

  • You can now make donations quickly and simply through PayPal. Make a donation to Cornerstone Church, Bournemouth.

  • This one won't cost you anything! If you buy online, you just go to to make your online purchase. You may well be able to use your normal retailer, but they pass some money from each purchase to us. (You can sign up on your PC, laptop, tablet or mobile. Retailers including Amazon, Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda, John Lewis, eBay and Expedia. This link tells you how it works).

How Cornerstone began

The church began in 1954 when a Sunday school was established, meeting in what is now the Leaf Academy (formerly Oakmead School) with over 300 children attending. The current church hall was built while the surrounding housing estate was being developed and was opened on October 13th 1956 as West Howe Baptist Church (you can view a video of the original opening here). In March 2010 the church changed its name to Cornerstone Church as an expression of its mission to build the lives of local people upon the Chief Cornerstone, Jesus Christ (see Ephesians 2:19-22; 1 Peter 2:4-10), and its desire to be a cornerstone of the local community. 

Cornerstone Church is a member of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Evangelical Alliance, and the BAYLink.




  • Holloway Avenue
  • Bournemouth
  • Dorset
  • BH11 9JR

01202 578840
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