Welcome to Stapleford Baptist Church virtual heritage open day!
Stapleford Baptist Church, or the General Baptist Chapel as it was called, is part of the non-conformist chapel history of England. The building is the fourth oldest in the town of Stapleford, and the second oldest place of worship still-used!
Built in the late 19th century as part of the Baptist movement, the building has lots of interesting features and has changed over the century and a half it has stood. The church has seen two world wars, five monarchies, many more governments, social change and a fair bit of building work over the years!
We hope you'll enjoy your 'explore' around our main auditorium and library and make the most of the opportunity to discover a little bit about this one small building's history, and this one small church's past!
As you go through the three views of the church building (the exterior, the auditorium and the library), you'll find information about each space. Within each view, you'll find information points with audio narration, information and photos. To access the information features, click on the floating 🛈 signs! To listen to the narration, you will need to click the settings cog in the top right hand corner, and click 'enable narration' and 'enable ambient'. Then, narration will play automatically when you click on an information point. If you see several 🛈 signs close together, they might all link to the same feature of the building, so do take a look and see if you can draw some links yourself!
If you have any questions, any thoughts, or you want to find out more from our extensive archives (only some of which are on display here), do get in touch - we would love to hear from you!
You can find us on Facebook at /staplefordbaptistchurch, contact us through our website at https://www.staplefordbaptist.org/
or email us on email@example.com
The SBC Heritage Team