Faith

Prickwillow Baptist Church

The Chapel, situated in the Main Street, dates back to 1875 when it was officially inaugurated. It has an adjoining Sunday School building at the rear with visitor facilities. Its main interior has seating downstairs and along a surrounding balcony gallery upstairs.  Its centrepiece is a solid mahogany raised pulpit, fronted by a fully functional, sunken baptism bath. It houses its original pipe organ still in use today.

It has wheelchair access, hearing induction loop and toilet for disabled use.

Regular Sunday Service is at 10.30am taken by a team of ministers from East Cambridgeshire Baptist Association including Paul Searle, Liz Herrington, Andrew Dalwood and Nigel Holland.

Next services 2017:

September – Sun 3rd (Nigel), 10th (Paul), 17th (Liz), 24th (Andrew)*

October – Sun 1st (Nigel), 8th (Paul), 15th (Liz), 22nd (Andrew), 29th (Nigel)

Special event* – Sunday 24th September – Harvest Festival, 10.30am with display of local produce, family service and refreshments afterwards.

Next Committee Meeting: Monday 6th November at 1.30pm. Members only.

Declaration of Christian Welcome

The Baptist Chapel extends a warm welcome to anyone who would formerly have seen St. Peter’s as their spiritual home and to all who live in and around the village, to join us in worship. Its regular Sunday services are supplemented by many other special services throughout the Christian calendar celebrating Easter, Gift Day, Harvest and Christmas.

We welcome inquiries for use of the chapel for infant dedications, weddings, blessings, special services and funerals from other Christian denominations. Residents wishing to have a service by a minister from St. Marys’ Church of England in Ely can make use of the chapel building.

Inquiries regarding special services for Baptist or Church of England devotions can be made to the secretary, Mrs. Rita Howe on 01353 688227.

Historical Interest and Archives

The complete historical records of this chapel have been deposited within the County Archives department at Cambridgeshire County Council, Shire Hall, Cambridge. These date back to 1881 and include minutes of meetings, records of dedications, marriages, baptisms and funerals. There are also many photographs of Sunday School students and special events. They are available to view, free of charge, by appointment with the CCC.

Cambridgeshire Archives

Cambridgeshire County Council, Box RES 1009 Shire Hall Castle Hill Cambridge CB3 0AP

Telephone: 01223 699399 to arrange appointment on Tues-Thurs, 9.30am-5.00pm

These are being moved to a new site in Ely so that some records will not be available during the transition. For  more information, please go to: –

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/libraries-leisure-&-culture/archives/cambridgeshire-archives-moving-to-ely/

St Peter’s Church

The Church Commissioners and the Diocese of Ely have control over this; the building is up for planning applications and sale.

 

 

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