South Shields Daily Photo

A collection of images from South Shields and the North of England

Churches and chapels #3.

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Westoe Road Baptist Church, South Shields

Westoe Road Baptist Church

Westoe Road Baptist Church in South Shields is a Victorian edifice in the traditional Methodist style with an upper gallery running around the building. In common with many Wesleyian, Presbyterian, and Baptist styles it is not ornately decorated but relies on the basics of solid craftsmanship with materials commonly and locally available at the time of it’s erection in 1881.

This church was last featured here in January of 2007, it’s most unusual feature is the Baptistry which is situated below the pulpit rather than the more usual position closer to the entrance and the main body of the church. I’ll show you the Baptistry tomorrow.

Despite the low light levels the iso 800 setting and the built in anti-shake device of the camera have coped well with this hand held shot.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1/10 second, f5.6, iso 800

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Written by curly

September 15, 2008 at 12:01 am

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  1. At first glance I thought that this was St. Hilda’s. I often wondered what Westoe Baptist Church was like inside, a very intriguing building, and now I can share a glimpse. Thank you

    S Wilson

    September 15, 2008 at 10:09 pm

  2. At first glance I thought that this was St. Hilda’s. I often wondered what Westoe Baptist Church was like inside, a very intriguing building, and now I can see a glimpse here. Thank you

    S Wilson

    September 15, 2008 at 10:09 pm


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