Welcome to the South West Baptist Association

We are a diverse family of around 90 churches covering Devon, Cornwall, south Somerset and a small part of Dorset.

Our churches come in all shapes and sizes, but what we have in common is the broad Baptist basis of our church life, and the desire to share the gospel message with our local communities.

Take a look around to find out more about our region and some of the exciting things God is doing here, as well as training, events and other resources for your church and ministry.

We are also part of the wider Baptist family in the UK, as part of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and supporters of BMS World Mission.

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Our Association

We are blessed to live and work in a beautiful part of the UK!

Each year the south west welcomes millions of visitors who come to enjoy our stunning beaches, surf, wildlife, moors, postcard villages and more.

Whether you're a local or here on holiday, click to find a church or find out more about some of the things going on in our region.

If you want to know more about the association, click to meet our team or read about our trustees, finances and structure.

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God’s mission is at the heart of all that we do as a family of churches in the South West.

Find out about some of the ways God is at work through established churches, pioneers, Home Mission, digital mission and so much more, as well as how you can get involved in and support this vital work.


Children, Young People and families are core to the healthy growth and development of our churches.

Click to find out more about our dedicated team and the resources on offer for your churches

PFS Course

Learning Community

Find details of our upcoming events, conferences and webinars. Themes include safeguarding training, digital mission, mental health, children's work, leadership and more.

For those looking to serve or engage more deeply with their faith,  have a look at the popular PFS course  or our year long INVEST programme.

Resource Hub

Find resources to help you and your church in your ministry and mission.

Including various local resources, links to national resources made available by the Baptist Union of Great Britain, material to include in your online services, our prayer calendar and more.