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Langley Mill Baptist Church

Langley Mill Baptist Church

The oldest surviving place of worship in Langley Mill, the Baptist Church as we know it now, was established in 1839. The General Baptist cause in the Heanor area first took root over 200 years ago at Smalley. In 1807 the Rev. William Pickering came from Ilkeston to...
Heanor St Lawrence

Heanor St Lawrence

The Domesday book of 1086 records a church at Heanor. Nothing is known of the earliest church in the town, but the large church situated at one corner of the Market Place dates from the fifteenth century. The mediaeval chancel and nave of this building was demolished...
Heanor Baptist Church

Heanor Baptist Church

The earliest organised Baptist preaching at Heanor commenced in 1822, when fortnightly meetings, led by Brother Purcell from the Smalley Baptist Church, were held at Tag Hill. Over the following few years, various houses were used for this purpose. By 1827, Smalley...
Churches and Chapels

Churches and Chapels

Although, for many, religion plays a less significant role in daily life nowadays, for centuries, the church had a major impact on everybody. As with many industrial areas, from the 18th century onwards, the Heanor area saw a dramatic swing away from the Established...