MONKSTHORPE Baptist Chapel, and GUNBY St. Peters.
Monksthorpe Baptist Chapel.
Interior views of chapel.
The outdoor baptistery where baptism by full immersion took place.
Our first visit for our September meeting was to the Baptist chapel at Monksthorpe which is owned by the National Trust and is part of the Gunby Hall Estate. Our excellent guide was the Revd Bryan Keyworth whose family have been priests here for several generations. When built in 1701 it looked like a barn, as this was a time of persecution. This is a very remote location and a boy was posted as a lookout when services were in progress. In the 1840s when things were easier various alterations were made and outbuildings added. It is now a very enthusiastic church and there is much going on. If you are interested in visiting see this website : http://www.monksthorpe.org.uk/
Gunby, Saint Peters.
We moved on to the church of St Peter at Gunby where the Vicar of Burgh le Marsh Father Terry Steele was our guide. The present church was built in 1868-70 and replaced a Georgian church. There is some very impressive stained glass and two fifteenth century brasses. We then adjourned for refreshments. It is difficult to do justice in this report to what was an excellent day out with everyone being most helpful and the weather was marvellous!
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