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History
 

Baptists have met in Kegworth since 1752. The first chapel opened on 15th July 1755. The church re-formed in 1760 and has continued ever since.

Kegworth Baptist Church about 1865

Mr John Tarratt and Mr Nathaniel Pickering were co-ministers. They were joined by Mr John Wootten and Mr William Corah. Between 1800 and 1819 Mr Felkin was Pastor.

In 1815 it was felt that it was time to move the place of worship. A chapel was built on our present site at a cost of 450, this opened on Boxing Day 1815.

In 1824 Mr Butler becomes Pastor, followed by Mr Jones in 1827; Mr Wilder in 1830 and Mr Taylor in 1846. Rev T Yates was Pastor from 1863.

The Chapel was enlarged in 1863 and in 1866 the church held Jubilee Celebrations to mark the 50th birthday of the present building.

Kegworth Baptist Chapel about 1865

Rev Shepherd was Pastor from 1932 to 1943. In 1960 the church celebrated the Bi-centenary of the Baptist Church in Kegworth with Rev Sutton as Pastor.

Rev Colin White was Minister between 1986 and 2006.

Kegworth Baptist Church continues to be a witness in Kegworth. God has shown his glory over many years, and we look forward to the next step on this journey.


*Wanted - Photos, especially of previous Pastors of this church. If you can help please contact us*
 
A fuller transcript of the history can be viewed at the Kegworth Village website www.kegworthvillage.com/community/baptist.php

KBC Mission StatementSermon preached by Thomas Orton at the opening of thechapel in 1815