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PELLON: Pellon Baptist Church History up to 1912.

Pellon Baptist Church History up to 1912.


The Pellon Church, Halifax, the youngest Church of the District, was not established as a separate cause until 1901. The work, however, must be dated back to 1837, when the Sion Congregational Church transferred to the Pellon Lane Baptists their little cause at Pellon. The present building was opened in 1877. In 1891 a committee was appointed to undertake the care of the cause, and the Lord's Supper was first observed here on July 12th, 1891, followed by the first baptism on November 30th, 1893.

On January 17th, 1901, seventy-seven members were dismissed from Pellon Lane to form the Pellon Church. Mr. Alec Charlton, of Rawdon College, became its first pastor in 1904. The cause prospering, plans were accepted, in 1910, for a new Church building at a cost of £3000; and, during the autumn of 1911, the Baptist Churches of the town made a united and most successful effort by a bazaar, which realised £1280 towards the Pellon necessities.

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