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About the church building

Front view of the Church building in Station HillThe church building stands at the bottom of Station Hill in Chippenham. As such, it is near the centre of the town, a few metres from the beginning of the High Street and the Town Bridge over the River Avon.

The building was erected in about 1854 on land that was given to the church by one of the town's leading citizens who was part of the congregation.

It is built of Bath Stone and is a grade 2 listed building. It is typical of the chapels that were built during the early years of Victoria's reign as Queen.

As for most churches of the time, the building was originally fitted with fixed pews and a pipe organ.

Interior of Station Hill Baptist Church 1931

Interior of Station Hill Baptist Church 1931

The main worship area now has a flat floor and individual chairs which makes the space useful for activities other than worship.

The church interior early Sunday morning Oct 2014

At the rear of the church, there is a two storey section which used to contain the "schoolroom" on the ground floor. This room, according to the original Trust Deeds, was added "for the education of children from poor families". The church was established with a social conscience.