Here we are at No 24 on Christmas Eve, appropriately on the site of the former Baptist Chapel. Our thanks go to all who helped with the planning and execution of this wonderful pre Christmas event (or events!), especially Shrimp, Ken, Annie and Ingram (currently in hospital after a skiing accident and to whom we all send our very best wishes for a speedy recovery). Our thanks also go to all those who went to such trouble to decorate their windows, to the great joy of villagers and visitors alike.
Yes, there really is a baby in there, snug, warm and fast asleep…..
….as can be seen!
Chapel Stones stands on the site of the former Baptist Chapel (or Church, as preferred). See here for a history of the building in an extract from the Sulgrave Village Appraisal.
Baptists are individuals who comprise a group of Christian denominations and churches that subscribe to a doctrine that baptism should be performed only for professing believers (believer’s baptism, as opposed to infant baptism), and that it must be done by complete immersion (as opposed to affusion or sprinkling). (Wikipedia)
As a teenager I was privileged to attend one of the last complete immersion baptisms in the chapel in the late 1950s, of a young village lady of about my own age. A wonderful and not to be forgotten experience.