Posts from November 2015

Anniversary of oldest Baptist church in Leicestershire

Out from the Elms – the church’s early history

Following Graham’s article about the church’s Year of years… here’s an extract from the SUTTON-in-the-ELMS BAPTIST CHURCH HISTORY giving the link to 1650 – 365 years ago. It is recorded that, in 1088, there was in Sutton a wood 120 perches long, and 80 broad. With an abundance of elm trees, it would appear the…

Anniversary of oldest Baptist church in Leicestershire

Out from the Elms – 365 years on

This coming weekend sees 365 years since the Baptist believers meeting at Sutton in the Elms became established as a Church congregation. In the mid sixteen-hundreds persecution by the Established Church meant that worshippers could not have a building, but met in the seclusion of the Elms woodland. Today the premises have developed from very…