Our Annual Marriage Reunion and Vow Renewal event will be held on Sunday, August 1, 2021.   Over the years, people from across the U.S. have attended this special event to celebrate the day they were married at the Little Brown Church, renew their vows, and fellowship with others who “tied the knot” in this famous little church.  Please note that you do not have to have been married here to renew your vows during the 10:30AM service.   Lunch and entertainment will be provided after the service.  Please let us know you are planning to attend by emailing us at info@littlebrownchurch.org or calling the church office at 641-435-2027.


We have re-commenced Sunday morning services at the Little Brown Church. Services begin at 10:30 AM, with seated limited to 50 people in order to allow for proper social distancing. Priority of place within the sanctuary will be given to those who are over 65 and/or who have underlying medical conditions. At this time, we encourage those inside the sanctuary to wear face masks and to avoid physical contact. The service is being broadcast outside the church (and in the fellowship hall located in the church basement) for those who would prefer not to enter the sanctuary.


We have re-opened the Little Brown Church to visitors. The church will be open each day from 9AM to 5PM. We encourage all visitors to the church to adhere to the guidelines:

  • Wear face masks
  • Avoid touching surfaces
  • Practice social distancing
  • Use the hand sanitizers that are provided
  • Remain outside if you are sick

Welcome to The Little Brown Church.

We are glad you could stop by and visit our site. As a Church, we look forward to the opportunity to have you worship with us in person. You are an integral part of our Sunday worship as we get an opportunity to hear your story describing your connection to the church, as we live out our mission by “Sharing our heritage with the world.”



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.


Church Office Hours:
Our Church office is open on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of each week from 10 to 2. Please leave a message for us if we are unable to take your call.

Weddings and Vow Renewals
Weddings and Vow Renewals are conducted year round Monday through Saturday. Visit our weddings website www.littlebrownweddings.org to learn more and to book your wedding or vow renewal online.



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