Preaching this Coming Lord's Day
God willing, this coming Lord's Day I shall be preaching at Devonshire Drive Baptist Church, Devonshire Drive, Greenwich. Services are at 10.30 in the morning and 6.30 in the evening.
Devonshire Drive Baptist Church is an historic Strict Baptist Church. The modern building is deceptive, as it was built to replace the old chapel next door, which was built in the Victorian age, and therefore was absolutely useless for disabled access, having a large number of steps up to the front door, and more steps down to the schoolrooms in the basement. The first pastor, Mr. Boorne, injured himself falling into the area around the basement.
The old chapel was badly damaged in the Second World War, and at the same time the houses that stood on what is now the church car-park were wrecked. After the War the Church was able to obtain the site on which the present chapel stands for a hall to use while the old chapel was rebuilt. A few years ago the present chapel was built, and the old building sold off for redevelopment. Rather than being demolished, the old chapel was converted into a little terrace of three houses. It looks rather nice too.