Cullompton Baptist Church


Cullompton Baptist Church
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For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.
1 Peter 3:18(NIV)
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History

Chapter 1 Early Beginnings: fasting and praying

In 1700 Baptists in Cullompton met for worship in a dwelling house as a branch of the church at Upottery, and continued to assemble in houses around the town for the next 40 years. This was not unusual as there are many instances of non-conformists meeting in this way. For example, at the same time the Baptists at Prescott met for their services in a farm house known as Old Hall, for at least 8 years. Our links with Upottery are explained by the climate of religious persecution that prevailed in the seventeenth century. Of particular importance to our story was the introduction of the Five Mile Act in 1665. This prohibited clergy who would not take the oath of allegiance ( these would normally be non-conformists) from holding services within five miles of a corporate town. The penalty for failing to comply was a fine of £40, a vast sum at this time. Upottery was significant because of its relative isolation, being well over five miles away from any major towns and close to the county boundary. The records of Tiverton Baptist Church give full account of the lengths to which Baptists were prepared to go in order to worship. As their history explains:

‘Baptists from Tiverton were accustomed to start from their homes with provisions on the Saturday in order to cover the twenty-one miles [ to Upottery ] in good time for the Sunday morning worship’ (1).

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Anyone interested in the history of Cullompton are invited to visit the Historic Cullompton website.


Coming Events

Sunday 16 Jun 2024 10:30 am
Communion Service
Service led by Rev. Glen Graham; Acts 8: 1

Sunday 23 Jun 2024 10:30 am
Sunday Morning Service
Service led by Rev. Glen Graham; Acts 8: 14 - 25

Sunday 30 Jun 2024 10:30 am
BMS Sunday Morning Service
Service led by Rev. Glen Graham

Sunday 7 Jul 2024 10:30 am
Sunday Morning Service
Service led by Prof. Noel Morgan

Sunday 14 Jul 2024 10:30 am
Family Service
Service led by Rev. Glen Graham

Sunday 21 Jul 2024 10:30 am
Communion Service
Service led by Rev. Glen Graham; Acts 9: 13 - 16

Sunday 28 Jul 2024 10:30 am
Sunday Morning Service
Service led by Rev. Glen Graham; Acts 9: 36 - 40

Sunday 4 Aug 2024 10:30 am
Sunday Morning Service
Service led by Rev. Glen Graham


Cullompton Baptist Church
High Street, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1AB
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