Surrey Chapel; 1845-; Christian denomination; Norwich, Norfolk

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Surrey Chapel; 1845-; Christian denomination; Norwich, Norfolk

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Formed as a result of the secession from the Church of England in 1845 of Robert Govett (1813-1901), previously curate of St Stephen's parish, Norwich. The immediate cause was Govett's views on infant baptism. Surrey Chapel was built in 1854 to house the congregation. It was financed and managed principally by Govett himself and in consequence it is not until after his death in 1901 that a Committee was formed and the series of Church Meeting and other minutes begins, though Govett's printed pastoral letters commence as early as 1847. Small mission churches were established at Stoke Holy Cross, Bramerton, Great Moulton, Swardeston, Saxlingham Nethergate, Marlingford and elsewhere.


Norwich, Norfolk

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Created on: 31/08/2018 by Droip




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