Baptist Church


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Characters Laura Ormiston Chant
Sellcuts' Manager cannot be isolated from Chant's then-still-notorious attack on the Empire Theatre , as well as her belief in temperance. From Mora's narrative to the idealized Palace of Amusements that reflects Chant's earlier writings...
Cultural formation Clara Balfour
Herself baptised (after her father's death) into the Church of England , she later converted and joined the Baptists with the rest of her family in 1840.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Cultural formation Flora Klickmann
FK grew up English, but was the daughter of an immigrant originally from Germany, and may have had a French grandmother, wife of the grandfather who had been born at Stettin in 1813. Her surname...
Cultural formation Mary Anne Barker
Though she was and remained, she said, a staunch Churchwoman myself, and yield to no one in pure love and reverence for my own form of worship,
Barker, Mary Anne. A Year’s Housekeeping in South Africa. Macmillan, 1877.
she was nonetheless warm in her tribute...
Cultural formation Agnes Beaumont
AB chose her own faith, joining first the Independents and then the Baptists . Her family belonged to the Church of England (though her elder brother seems to have been a dissenter like herself).
Cultural formation Carson McCullers
CMC was a white middle-class American (of Irish, French Huguenot, and British descent), who grew up attending the Baptist church and was baptised into it when she was nine.
Dews, Carlos L., and Carson McCullers. “Chronology and Notes”. Complete Novels, Library of America, Literary Classics of the United States, 2001, pp. 807 - 27.
She began in childhood to...
Cultural formation Agnes Beaumont
She attended the Baptist Meeting at Tilehouse Street in Hitchin, where the minister was John Wilson , and to which she made a donation of two pounds fifteen shillings for building in 1692.
Beaumont, Agnes. “Introduction”. The Narrative of the Persecutions of Agnes Beaumont, edited by Vera J. Camden, Colleagues Press, 1992, pp. 1 - 33.
Cultural formation Constance Naden
She was baptised into the Church of England but while she lived with them attended, as they did, several different Baptist chapels. CN later became a student of science and a sceptic in matters of...
Cultural formation Enid Blyton
She was brought up a Baptist (baptised into that church at the age of thirteen). She later moved away from the god of her childhood (a god of vengeance, she said). Very much wishing to...
Cultural formation Jean Binta Breeze
JBB is a Jamaican of black African descent and of the professional class. (She also has white forebears, a fact which does not please her.)
Breeze, Jean Binta. The Fifth Figure. Bloodaxe Books, 2006.
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Her involvement with the Pentecostal Holiness and Baptist
Cultural formation Pandita Ramabai
While living in Silchar, she studied Christianity under the Baptist missionary Isaac Allen , much to her husband's disapproval. As a widow she carried these studies further.
Burton, Antoinette. At the Heart of the Empire. University of California Press, 1998.
Cultural formation Hesba Stretton
As an adult HS abandoned her mother 's strict Methodism and became an incurable sermon-taster. She favoured several denominations at the extreme of Protestantism. During the twelve-year period recorded in her Log Books only three...
Cultural formation Anna Trapnel
She experienced a spiritual awakening after hearing a sermon by Hugh Peter when she was about nineteen, then in 1650 joined the Baptist congregation of John Simpson . Later she moved to the sect of...
Cultural formation Dinah Mulock Craik
DMC 's mother was from the English artisan class, and her father was descended from minor Irish gentry. She grew up in a professional, Baptist family, and her childhood was characterized by financial insecurity.
Mitchell, Sally. Dinah Mulock Craik. Twayne, 1983.
Cultural formation Rebecca Travers
She was originally a Baptist and was converted to Quakerism by James Nayler . She remained loyal to Nayler, even after he was disgraced and condemned by George Fox . RT organised the first women's...


By May 1619
The Calvinist Synod of Dort in Holland confirmed the doctrine of total human depravity, setting it at the head of their articles of doctrine.
Spring-summer 1647
A LondonBaptist girl in her teens, Sarah Wight , fell into a months-long trance, the climax of four years of spiritual turmoil about which she later published a pamphlet.
January 1654
The radical Baptist /Fifth MonarchistVavasor Powell was tried by the Council of State at Whitehall, London.
Probably 1659
Margaret Abbott , a convert from the Church of England to the Baptists , published with her name her only text, A Testimonyagainst the False Teachers of this Generation.
27 December 1831
A major slave uprising, the Baptist War, Christmas Rebellion, or Great Jamaican Slave Revolt, began with the setting afire of the Kensington Estate. Over the next two weeks it spread to several more parishes, causing...
The Baptist Church officially recognised women pastors.
The Baptist Church allowed women pastors to use the title of minister.