Report by James Franklin , Reporter
Monday, April 16, 2012
EVENTS marking the bicentenary of non-conformist Christianity in Winscombe will be held this weekend.
In 1811 Peter Pim and six others applied to the Bishop of Bath and Wells for his Woodborough home to be used as a licensed place of worship for non-conformists.
The next year, that permission was granted and the present Lynch Chapel – then called the Union Chapel – was established in 1827.
To mark the anniversary of the granting of that permission the chapel in The Lynch will host an arts and crafts display in the schoolroom on Saturday from 11am-4pm where there will be a display of photos and memorabilia.
At 4pm there will be a time of praise and worship, and at 7pm there will be an invite-only celebratory meal at St James’s Church Hall in Woodborough Road.
On Sunday worship at 10.30am will be led by Reverend David Coffey, the past president of the Baptist Union and the Baptist World Alliance.