Fawcett 200

Celebrating an inspirational Baptist

Fawcett cartoonFRIENDS in Hebden Bridge are celebrating the life and legacy of Baptist theologian, pastor and hymn writer the Revd John Fawcett, who died 200 years ago.

Ann ListonJohn started his ministry at Wainsgate Chapel in Old Town and moved to Ebenezer Chapel in the heart of Hebden Bridge. When it outgrew that building, the congregation built Hope Baptist Church further along the road.

The first Fawcett 200 event was marked with a service followed by Songs of Hope in the church garden including the hymn by John Fawcett ‘Blest be the tie that binds’. 

The church, which is partnering with the Friends of Wainsgate and Hebden Bridge History Society for the Fawcett 200 project, has received a YBA Home Mission Project Grant towards its outreach activities.John Fawcett

Ann Liston (above, left), of Hope Baptist Church, adds: "We’d like to invite you to a special service on Sunday 24th September, at 10.30 am. The service will be led by Rev. Dr Keith Jones, President of the Baptist History Society. After the service, we’ll be having a Bring-and-Share lunch." Click here to send an email to say you will be attending.
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