In May 2010 we
celebrated the origins of our fellowship, our forefathers in faith, who
struggled to worship God in the way they believed was right; and some of the
people and events down the years that faithfully witness to God’s grace here
in Hook Norton. A booklet is
available, now at its second printing: “A history of
Nowadays our buildings still give away some secrets from the past. The Georgian chapel building is set at the far end of our land and was once almost out of sight from the road, dating from an era when "dissenters" although tolerated, had to be kept out of sight!
The chapel was rebuilt in 1787 on a plot first made available to Baptists in 1718 by a generous bequest. The Victorian box pews were removed in 1970s to make way for comfortable individual seats, but the balcony (also Victorian) still remains. A separate Hall was built in 1873 and has been in regular use by village and church organisations, and for many years served as part of the village school.
A Celtic Blessing:
“May the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ go wherever he may send you.
“May he guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm.
“May he bring you home rejoicing at the wonders he has shown you.
“May he bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors”
Last updated August 16
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