The original Association of Bakewell Christians was formed in 1966 by lay members of the Anglican, Methodist, Roman Catholic and Quaker communities in Bakewell who had the vision to see opportunities for co-operation and united witness in the town.
The statement of purpose was:
We are an association of Christians of all the churches in Bakewell, who are praying and working for unity, and wherever possible bearing witness in unity.
In the spring of 2018 a vision day was held to look at our future working together and to reflect our continuing partnership. ABC is now known as Bakewell Churches Together and we are still committed to collaborating and worshipping together to further the mission and ministry of God's Church in Bakewell.