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 Rev. Toby and Hannah Butler

'an inter-generational expression of church focused on building god’s kingdom in west howe and beyond'

We are a family friendly local Christian community church for people of all ages from a wide variety of backgrounds. We are informal in nature and welcome you whether you have never been in a church building before or were born in one!

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Our 10.30am Sunday Gathering consists of informal, lively sung worship, using modern worship songs and occasionally a more traditional hymn, prayer for God's kingdom to come in the world around us, and usually an engaging talk when the youth and children go out to their dedicated groups. Come and join us! You can find most Sunday talks on our Podcasts page to either listen to direct or download.

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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 we changed our name to Cornerstone Church as an expression of our 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 a desire to be a cornerstone of the local community. 

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Cornerstone Church is a member of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Evangelical Alliance, and the BAYLinkWe fully subscribe to the Evangelical Alliance Basis of Faith as a statement of our own beliefs. 


1. You can now make donations quickly and simply through PayPal. Use the following link to make a donation to Cornerstone Church, Bournemouth.This one won't cost you anything! 

2. 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).

3. On a Sunday the offering basket is handed round during worship. There are forms available with details to setup a regular online payment via your bank account.