Category: Baptists

The Missions in the “Boroughs” of Northampton

In the 19th century, despite there being numerous well-established churches of many denominations around the periphery of Northampton’s “Boroughs”, the area was well served by additional premises for Sunday schools, social outreach and worship services. Judging by the many press reports over the years all of these ventures were well supported by the local community […]

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Guilsborough, Nortoft Baptist Chapel

Guilsborough Baptist church which was located in the hamlet of Nortoft opened in 1777 and closed in the 1960s. We are fortunate that a Mr W Page recorded the gravestones that existed in the graveyard in 1890. The following interesting article appeared in the Northampton Mercury, 4 January 1890. THE OLD MEETING-HOUSE AND GRAVEYARD NORTOFT, […]

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John Taylor

John Taylor of Northampton (1831-1901)

“A Victorian Blogger” John Taylor was the son of a Northampton printer and publisher of the same names; he was born in Northampton on April 13th, 1831. John was educated at Northampton Grammar School, at a private school run by a Mr Emery, in College Street, Northampton, and for two years at the Castle Hill […]

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The church meeting in heaven

By the late REV. J. RYLAND “What singing! what shouting! what heavenly greeting! Shall there be, at that general, triumphant church-meeting. Nor illness, nor business, nor length of the way,  Shall keep from that meeting one brother away.  Temptations, and trials, no more shall be known;  Nor Satan, nor sin, shall e’er cause us to […]

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