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Sy Andrew's Street Baptist Church

St Andrew’s Street Baptist Church

History of St Andrew's Baptist Church Cambridge

According to Pevsner this is ‘1903-4. A good specimen of G Baines and Son’s Neo-Perp with Art Nouveau touches.’

Further information is on the church web site:

https://www.stasbaptist.org/Groups/239182/Our_History.aspx

Behind the site of the Baptist church had been founded in the reign of Charles II, in Downing Place, an assembly for the Presbyterians, which after a while at the instigation of Joseph Hussey, their pastor, was changed to a gathering for Congregationalism. In 1874 the congregation moved to Trumpington Street where at the northern corner of Little St Mary’s Lane a new Chapel was erected.

In the meantime however, in 1721 a portion of the congregation had broken away and started a Baptist congregation, using as a meeting house a stable and granary in a place called the Stoneyard, the current site of St Andrew’s, ┬ánext to the Spinning House.

Joseph Hussey

 

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