Here you can access our Pastor and Chapels database. This is an ongoing project and we welcome your comments. You can inform us of additions and corrections from the database search page. If you have any general feedback please contact the webmaster.
This is our Library Catalogue. This contains the majority of our stock including biographies and chapel histories. You may wish to check this before contacting the library or arranging a visit.
|Personal Names database
Here you can access our Personal Names database. This is an ongoing project and comprises of a biographical index to Strict Baptist members mentioned in Christian's Pathway, Gospel Standard, Earthen Vessel and the Gospel Herald magazines. Many of the entries relate to service records and obituraries in connection with the First World War 1914-18.
You can access our Picture Gallery here. This contains a small collection of pastors and other prominent persons whose photographs appeared in the Cheering Words magazine from 1878 to 1941. Higher resolution images may be avaiable if you contact the society.
John Owen, Baptism and the Baptists - our 2015 Annual Lecture
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New Publication - Kensworth and St Albans 1675-1810 (Baptist Church Books)Published by the Herfordshire Family History Society. Further details
Selected biographiesWe have commenced a series of short introductions to some notable Baptists.
Download our information leaflet or read more about who we are.
We have a complete list of all our past annual lectures which commenced in 1971. Details are given of those that are available in print.
We recommend that you read this article first.
Some of our
by Geoffrey Breed
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The Strict Baptist Chapels
of Suffolk and Norfolk
by Tim Grass
'Two centuries of Grace'
by Andreww D Jones
John Owen, baptism and the Baptists
by Professor Crawford Gribben
Bulletin 42, from our 2014 Annual Lecture
Gadsby's Selection of Hymns (1814-2014)
by Dr Matthew J. Hyde
Bulletin 41, from our 2013 Annual Lecture
Zion Chapel Trowbridge the
first hundred years
by Andrew Jones
Bulletin 40, Bulletin 40, from our 2013 Annual Lecture
Hunted by the ghosts of the Anabaptists - the early Particular Baptists
by Dr Robert W Oliver
Bulletin 39, from our 2012 Annual Lecture
WILLIAM COWPER AND JOHN NEWTON - an unusual friendship
by Kenneth Dix
by Antony Solomon & Graham S. Ward
The Society seeks to issue a Bulletin and a Newsletter each year. The Bulletin contains an article of biographical or historical interest and the Newsletter contains details of the Society's work together with any requests for information. Both publications are sent to members.
Full details of the contents of all our annual Bulletins, see the Guide to the Bulletins
We have many more publications available on our publications page
Advice on records ...
Maybe you are just thinking about starting your own project or have been working on it for some time, we hope you will find some useful tips here.
People’s memories are a valuable historical resource. Oral history can give an alternative view to the written record and often fills out the picture with the view ‘from the pew’. Would you like to know more or can you help us?
Can you help us?
We are always interested to hear of new histories that are being published relating to Strict and Particular Baptist chapels. If you have any details please contact our Librarian.
Membership is open to any who are in sympathy with the aims and the work of the Society, and who wish to further interest in Strict Baptist and non-conformist history. Please also see our rules for clarification of how we operate.
A public lecture on an historical subject is given (God willing) after the Annual Business meeting, which is normally held in the Spring.
We provide on this site a selection of articles of interest to members and prospective members.
The Society's Library is in the Dunstable Baptist Chapel and most of the books are available for loan to members. Those wishing to use the Library should apply to the Librarian.
The Librarian is always glad to hear from those having books, magazines and papers for disposal which might form suitable additions to the stock.
The Society also retains a considerable number of old church books, and other documents of historical interest. A list is available and anyone wishing to use them for research should contact the Librarian in the first instance. They are also prepared to help with enquiries and problems concerning denominational records.