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CRIGGLESTONE: Crigglestone Baptist Church History up to 1912.


The Church at Crigglestone was constituted with five or six members in 1822, and erected its chapel in 1824. The cause owes its inception to Mr. John Hattersley, a member of the Wakefield Church, who had gathered a Baptist congregation in the village, and was ordained pastor by Dr. Steadman. He ministered to the little Church, and contributed of his substance to its support, until his death in 1829, when his son, Mr. William Hattersley, was ordained to his father's office. During the years that have followed, the incoming of other denominations, working under the Circuit system, has adversely affected this isolated Baptist congregation, and on several occasions it has been proposed to close the chapel. This has been happily avoided by the interposition of the Home Mission, and the Church was re-formed in 1879. At the present time the cause is under the fostering care of the pastor of the Wakefield Church, and is supplied by the Lay Preachers' Association; its outlook may be described as distinctly hopeful.

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