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Offline Redroger

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Re: Baptising a Baptist
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 07 February 13 18:21 GMT (UK) »
Probably internal and heated Baptistries are more recent innovations to cater for present day softies. Although, there are recent (last 30 years) instances at Scarborough of Baptisms in the sea, and the church there has a Baptistry.
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Re: Baptising a Baptist
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 07 February 13 21:01 GMT (UK) »
The present baptist church in Haddenham  opened in 1905 does have a baptistry under the floor at the front. I'm pretty sure that the original chapel built in about 1817 didn't have one.

Some non-conformist records for Cambridgeshire are avaliable on CD but not sure if they include baptisms.

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Re: Baptising a Baptist
« Reply #11 on: Friday 08 February 13 17:06 GMT (UK) »
The date fits well enough with two other Baptist churches I have attended with my wife with have Baptistries, i.e Chequer Road Doncaster built 1910, Ebenezer Baptist Scarborough, I think also 1910.
Strangely High St. Boston founded around 1650, current building 1838 on the same site has a Baptistry, but since it is on the bank of the then heavily polluted river Witham that may account for it.
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