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Who we are

United Church Ferndown, Baptist – URC, has a lively and friendly atmosphere, offering a welcome to visitors and newcomers to the area. We serve the local community and maintain strong links with the wider church locally and abroad.


Our minister the Reverand Bob Almond has recently retired. Church leadership is exercised by the deacons who have been prayerfully appointed by the church meeting. They are corporately responsible for the spiritual and practical leadership of the church and implementing decisions made by the church.

Rick Jameson

Rick leads one of our House Groups, heads up our Mission Prayer Group, and leads the Safeguarding team

Steve Ford

Steve is a Deacon, heads up the ‘High Tea / Low Church’ team, as well as being Church Health & Safety Officer.

Arthur Ansell

Arthur is a deacon and full-time member of the Revive worship band. During Covid-19 lockdown the Revive band has recorded many of the worship songs used on our YouTube channel.

Miriam Biggs

Miriam Biggs

Although I was born in Birmingham, my family moved to North Devon when I was very young and I am grateful that I got to grow up in Braunton.  I studied Theology at Exeter University and completed a PGCE; but after teaching part-time in a secondary school for just one year, I quickly realised teaching…