About the church

Front of Station Hill Baptist Church, ChippenhamHistory

The Baptist church in Chippenham was founded in about 1850. Some of the origins are a little unclear, but we know there was a community of Baptist Christians that lived in Chippenham during the first half of the 19th century. At the time of its foundation, there were about 40 Christians meeting to worship God each Sunday. The building inaugerated and worship services commenced in 1855, 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.

 

The number of people belonging to the church grew throughout the remainder of the century until, as the 20th century dawned, there were about 100 members. Since then, the church has grown and shrunk and now has a member list of about 120 people. Of course, church life has changed enormously in that time.

 

The Church Today

The church building is only significant as it is used to help people experience and submit to the rule of God in their lives. The building gets heavily used during the week as well as at weekends by both church and community groups.

The church exhibits a wide age range, literally from 0 to 90 years. This creates a lively family feel. You will, we hope, always receive a warm welcome should you come one Sunday or want to join in our many activities.


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