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.

It conducted its last Christmas Carol Service and its last Sunday service in December 2019, closing its doors on 29th December.

The Committee has transferred the management of the premises back to the Baptist Union which will govern its closure and sale. The members will continue to care for the building until this time. 

Historical Interest and Archives

The complete historical records of this chapel have been deposited within the County Archives department at Cambridgeshire County Council. These date back to 1881 and include minutes of meetings, records of dedications, marriages, baptisms, funerals and accounts. 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 at the Ely address.

Cambridgeshire Archives

Cambridgeshire Archives, The Dock, Ely, CB7 4GS


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St Peter’s Church

The Church Commissioners and the Diocese of Ely have sold the church for residential use.


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