Churches and chapels #3.
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