Church History


Trinity Baptist Church - Treasure Trail

In keeping with the dissenting history of Chesham, a Baptist congregation has worshipped on or near this same plot of land for at least 300 years. Baptist Preachers (some ex-soldiers from Cromwell’s Army) were in this area, during the Civil War (1640s), gathering small groups of Christians to worship in people's homes. All of which should remind us that ‘Church’ is a group of people not a building. A house was registered for worship nearby in 1701.
This treasure trail gives you a chance to explore a fine and typical example of a Nonconformist building from the 19th Century. It should not only serve to give you a glimpse into a bygone age, even beyond the age of the current building. At the same time this trail should give some understanding about Britain’s Christian Heritage and the current situation in our world, where the largest proportion of Christians now live in the Two-Thirds World.

Download the documents below to get started:

Trinity Baptist Church, Red Lion Street, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1EY