History of our church
“……….I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” Matt 16 v 18
The church in Hinckley has a long and interesting history dating back to the 18th century when a Baptist work was established in the town.
There have been changes of buildings and several pastors, all reliant on God to strengthen them in the power of His Holy Spirit, who have not “..shunned to declare the whole counsel of God” and the church has known times of great encouragement in the Work and times of “waiting on the Lord”.
It is an evangelical church adhering to the principles of the reformed faith and the doctrines of grace. The church moved to its present location in Mount Road, Hinckley in 1975, which was built by the members of the church.
William Gadsby, when speaking about his early life and conversion said:-
“But when the Lord was graciously pleased to quicken my soul, being then just 17 years of age, and showed me something of what sin really was, I really feared it then, and a turn in my mind took place of a very different kind…. I was then solemnly and blessedly led to believe in God’s free mercy and pardon.”
Speaking about his time in Hinckley, when he preached in a barn in Hogg Lane, now Mansion Street, William Gadsby said:-
“I preached to a number of poor people in an old barn and truly we had many precious visits from the Lord, which made the old barn a consecrated place to our souls. Notwith-standing the thatch was off in so many places of the roof that we could see the sky through the numerous holes, so that when it rained the people had to remove from one part to another during preaching to prevent getting wet through; and what was worse, we were too poor to get it repaired. An additional torment was that our enemies (who consisted chiefly of professors of religion) often broken our locks off and did us much mischief.”
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