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Photo Tour
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View some of our favorite photos from the comfort of your home of the Little Brown Church in the Vale. View Photos
Weddings in a historic country church
Directions
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Highway 346 Nashua, Iowa Just north of Waterloo Iowa and three miles from the Avenue of the Saints Highway (27/218), Exit 220 at Nashua. Click here for map.

Tours
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We offer opportunities for touring The Little Brown Church to both individual groups and Motor Coach Tours. The pastor enjoys giving tours of the church building and sharing some of the unique history of the Church. Visit our Tours page for more information.

Upcoming Events
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The church is open 7 days a week from dawn to dusk.
Ceremonies
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Weddings
Weddings are conducted year round Monday through Saturday. Visit our Wedding Ceremony page to learn more and book your wedding On-Line!
History
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Little Brown Church
The first settlers came to the Bradford area in 1848 and with an abundant water supply and virgin timber, the town grew. By 1855 the first members of the Puritan-Congregational Church had begun holding meetings. By 1856, Bradford had 500 residents and was the first town in this part of Iowa. Read More
Vow Renewals
Vow renewals are conducted throughout the year Monday through Saturday. Learn more on our Vow Renewal page and book your vow renewal On-Line!
The Song
A young music teacher named William Pitts was traveling by stagecoach from Wisconsin to Iowa to visit his future wife. Returning home, he wrote the poem “Church in the Wildwood,” and later set it to music. Read More
Baptisms
We conduct baptisms only on Sundays throughout the year. Learn more about how to have a baptism in the Little Brown Church on our Baptims page.
Our Minister
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Pastor James Mann
Pastor James MannPastor Mann has served the Little Brown Church since August 2007. Learn more about him here.