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    Taken from information gathered online: This church claims 1806 as its foundation, but its old Church Book is lost. It is known that Solomon Hawkins was Pastor and was succeeded by his son, Jabez Hawkins, who had a small farm at Begwary and journeyed across every Sunday from 1845 to 1857. His successor, Mr. Ganton, baptised sixteen young men and women one Sunday in an open-air baptistry, the water being brought in buckets from the brook a hundred yards away.

    Personally, I can't see this information being true as the building itself looks way too modern, but you can see for yourselves from the photos. From looking around the church, it seems that the last order of service was in 2012.





























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    Nice work Rubex, you shoot - you score again! I believe that's what they say anyway! ;)
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    Nice post and good photography. This looks like a small community church but the two plastic chairs (picture 3) are just out of place. At the back of the chairs I noticed that a hymn book holder has been added (picture 4). It looks like the chairs were purchased then the holder was added. That is a beautiful organ (picture 7) and imported from Canada, very rare for an English church. And picture 8 this looks like the original pews.

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    Nice Work Rubex, The lawn chairs do look out of place but I noticed that the cushion on one of them is from a wheelchair, maybe they were for the users, I enjoyed looking, Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    Nice post and good photography. This looks like a small community church but the two plastic chairs (picture 3) are just out of place. At the back of the chairs I noticed that a hymn book holder has been added (picture 4). It looks like the chairs were purchased then the holder was added. That is a beautiful organ (picture 7) and imported from Canada, very rare for an English church. And picture 8 this looks like the original pews.
    Wow, as always Hugh Jorgan - thank you for all that information! Would you never post a report yourself? I could imagine your reports would be quite something :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by smiler View Post
    Nice Work Rubex, The lawn chairs do look out of place but I noticed that the cushion on one of them is from a wheelchair, maybe they were for the users, I enjoyed looking, Thanks
    Thank you and I agree Smiler, I did think they looked out of the place - I had a little giggle at them! I also thought that they could be for wheelchair users, or people of a larger build :laugh:

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    It's perfectly possible there was an older church building there dating back, that has since been replaced with a more modern building. This is true of almost all churches, they evolve / grow / get replaced over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    It's perfectly possible there was an older church building there dating back, that has since been replaced with a more modern building. This is true of almost all churches, they evolve / grow / get replaced over time.
    Thank you Krela :)

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    Beautiful little gem!
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    That's a lovely set there rubex..really enjoyed it
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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