Heritage Open Day: The Baptist community in Alcester first met in 1640, one of the earliest Baptist meetings in the country. Take a walk around the original chapel from 1735, and the later chapel dating from 1860. You can also visit the old burial ground. The first chapel was used for worship until 1860 but then became the Sunday school room. There was a great demand for education at that time. The school was so successful that an extension had to be built. The original church record book is still in existence and gives an insight into the affairs of the church and congregation, and the punishments handed out to transgressors! As you walk round the buildings you will get a sense of all the generations that have worshipped and been educated in this place.
Sun 19 Sep:12.00 to 16.00. Free Entry.
Alcester Baptist Church, Church Street, Alcester B49 5AJ
Sun 19 Sep 21