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Pulpits: The Preached Word (Part 2)

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.

The pulpit in the Babworth parish church

The pulpit in the Babworth parish church

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.

The pulpit in the Scrooby Church

The pulpit in the Scrooby Church

Scrooby was really the central location for the Separatists. This was William Brewster’s parish church.

The Pulpit in Austerfield

The Pulpit in Austerfield

William Bradford was from Austerfield.  He wrote Of Plimouth Plantation.

The Pulpit at the Old Baptist Chapel, Tewkesbury

The Pulpit at the Old Baptist Chapel, Tewkesbury

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

The Baptistry in Tewkesbury

The Baptistry in Tewkesbury

This may be the oldest extant baptistry in England.

The high Pulpit in Bradford-on-Avon church

The high Pulpit in Bradford-on-Avon church

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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