Wellington Square Baptist Church

From Historical Hastings
Wellington Square Baptist Church

Constructed in 1838 by a shipowner from London, Mr Joseph Fletcher[1]. The first minister was Mr Saffey, the congregation having previously met at the Swan Hotel, High Street.[2][3] The new chapel had seating for 600 persons[1] and featured attached accommodation for the minister and two rooms beneath, one being used by the Boys British School, the other for weekday services[4]

The church underwent renovations in 1999 and re-opened on December 3rd of that year[5]


References & Notes

  1. a b Whiteman's guide to Hastings, St. Leonards, and the neighbourhood – Spencer Whiteman (6th ed) pg.29 Google Books
  2. Hastings of Bygone Days and the Present (Henry Cousins - 1911) pg.304 ISBN: 9789332862449 ESCC Library Google Books " Amazon
  3. Brett Manuscript Histories Vol. 2 Chapt. XVIII
  4. Osborne's Stranger's Guide to Hastings and St Leonards c1854 Pg. 15-16 Google Books On this wiki
  5. 1980 onwards – The Hastings Chronicle, accessdate: 17 May 2020