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NORTON WOODSEATS: Norton Woodseats Baptist Church History up to 1912.

Norton Woodseats Baptist Church History up to 1912.


Norton Woodseats Church, formerly known as Meersbrook, is advantageously located in one of the most progressive of the city's outskirts. It is the offspring of the Cemetery Road Church. Certain members residing at Meersbrook, feeling a concern for the needs and possibilities of the new district, began a cause in Derbyshire Lane. In 1905, Rev. E. Carrington, at their request, formed them into a separate Church. They were unable to sustain a pastor, but under an arrangement with Cemetery Road, during the ministry of Rev. E. Price, Mr. L. G. Hughes of Bristol College, was invited (1909) to serve the Church at Meersbrook while acting as assistant pastor to the mother Church.

A site was secured fronting the main road, and a school-chapel erected, at a cost of more than 2000. Mr. Hughes was ordained to the pastorate, and—although some years must pass before the entire scheme attains its completion—the rapid growth of the congregation leads us to believe that there has been well and truly laid the foundation of, a Church which, in the future, will occupy a commanding position in the Baptist life of the city.

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