St Johns is a fine Victorian building with a fine spire. It is a listed building,situated on the Main Road. It is well worth a visit for its tranquility and architectural interest. It is known as the Dambusters church, because it contains a memorial for the Dambusters who trained on the local dams during the Second War. This is the largest church in Bamford, and usually hosts major festival services and large community events. It is part of a united benefice, with Hathersage and Grindleford Anglican churches , and is ministered to by Rev Jude Davis and Reader Roger Mather. There is usually a weekly 11 a.m. Service on Sundays, and Holy Communion twice a month on Sundays at 8 am , with some occasional variation in time.
Christians Together in Bamford
Local churches and the Quakers belong to a Christian unity - based organisation called Christians together. [ In other parts of the country this would be called Churches Together, but the Quakers are not a church in the usual sense]. This organisation brings Bamford Christians together, with both lay and clergy participating, to organise a programme of common activities, which revolves around a Unity Service in January every year.