Our journey so far
Branches was started in September 1988, by a group of Christians who wanted to worship at a church where the Bible was held as the true, infallible Word of God. The next six months were spent seeking God, culminating in a time of prayer and fasting where God gave us the verse from John 15:5 and hence the name “Branches”.
Over the years we have met in several places across the area including Birch Hill Hospital (now knocked down), Wardle Community Centre and a local primary School.
In November 2012 we began looking to buy and renovate the old St. John the Baptist C of E church in Smallbridge and as part of that process moved to Smallbridge Methodist Church where we share use of the building.
We praise God that in all our 'homes' we have seen many lives transformed and people moving on in their relationship with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
As we enter the next phase of our exciting journey we look forward to what God is going to do.