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DENHOLME: Denholme Baptist Church History up to 1912.

DENHOLME BAPTIST CHURCH

The Church at Denholme had very humble beginnings. In the middle of the nineteenth century a few Baptist families settled in the neighbourhood and rented a room at Lodge Gate in which to hold their services. By soliciting gifts from door to door, they raised the sum of four shillings and ninepence, and with the gift of a few forms from the Church at Queensbury, and the loan of some Woolcombers' Stocks, they opened the place for worship. In 1851, a small school was built at a cost of £173, and the same year fifteen persons were formed into a Church. In 1862, the site for the present chapel was secured, and in 1867 it was opened for worship. New schools were built in 1883, and later still an organ was added, Mr. Carnegie defraying part of the cost. There have been two pastors : Rev. J. Taylor, 1869-1881, and Rev. J. McNeill, 1897-1900. Since 1900 the services have been conducted by supplies. In a sketch like this it is only possible to tell the outward things of Church life and work, and these are, after all, the less important things. For more than sixty years the word of God has been faithfully proclaimed, and from time to time people have been "added to the Lord" at Denholme.

Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2014
from the "Present Churches" section of
The Baptists of Yorkshire
by Rev. J. Brown Morgan
and Rev. C.E. Shipley