By admin | July 6, 2009
We all have those little things we enjoy doing when we visit places. Since I hold such a high view of the preaching ministry, one of my favorite things to do in historic places is standing in (or next to) pulpits in churches. I had lots of opportunities on the tour. Here are some. The next post will include some others, as well as an added bonus.
The Bunyan Museum is a nice little visit. They have several dioramas as well as artifacts from Bunyan and a great collection of copies of his works. The church has beautiful Pilgrim’s Progress themed stained glass windows as well as copper plates on the front doors. I had permission from our guide to enter this pulpit.
We really enjoyed Olney. It houses the Cowper and Newton Museum (which was a wonderful stop). Afterwards, we walked over to the parish church and found Newton’s pulpit. It was tempting to try to climb in and up, but it was obvious that this was not permitted.
Another old wooden pulpit, this one had been used by William Carey during his ministry in Moulton. We really enjoyed visiting with Pastor David Gamston at the church there.
We enjoyed our visit to Kettering, as there was lots to see. David Milner took us around, and really helped us appreciate the sites. The church has an upstairs room dedicated to Andrew Fuller. This pulpit is in that room.
The current pulpit in Fuller Baptist Church is very high. It must be an interesting experience to preach from it.
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