By admin | July 8, 2009
Here are some pulpits from the second half of our tour. There is an extra surprise included. Scroll down:
On the Thursday, we really enjoyed a ‘Pilgrim Tour‘. I had found this tour on the internet when I was arranging our trip, and decided that it looked very interesting. It was excellent. It traces some of the history of the Mayflower Pilgrim Fathers. We visited three churches, had an outstanding lunch at a beautiful restaurant, and finished up at a real jewel of a place, Gainsborough’s Old Hall. Maybe I will say more about that visit elsewhere. The Pilgrim Tour had special interest for us, as my wife is a Mayflower descendant.
Our first stop was a little church, now hidden from view, but once right along the Great North Road. It had been served at the end of the 16th Century, by Richard Clyfton, a leader among the early separatists. John Robinson became his assistant.
Scrooby was really the central location for the Separatists. This was William Brewster’s parish church.
William Bradford was from Austerfield. He wrote Of Plimouth Plantation.
This visit deserves a post of its own. A hidden jewel not to be missed. But not only was I able to stand in the pulpit, I was also able to stand in
This may be the oldest extant baptistry in England.
One of the top highlights of our tour was our visit to the Old Baptist Chapel in Bradford-on-Avon. Dr. Robert Oliver had preached from this pulpit 1/2 hour before this photo.
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