Ledbury Baptist Church | Following Wilford Woodruff's Steps in England

Videographer: James Dalrymple

Speaker: Peter Fagg



Text: “I walked to Ledbury and had not been in town an hour before many flocked around to see me… the Baptist Minister opened his chapel for me to preach… After the meeting many offered themselves for baptism.” - Wilford Woodruff

We're just off the main street of Ledbury and this Baptist church was founded or built in 1836, where four years later, Wilford Woodruff hadn't had the initial success up at the Hill Farm. Comes into town and his reputation proceeds him. He actually records people flocked around him, and quite interestingly, the Baptist minister allowed him to come inside of this church and preach. The Baptist minister, got into the pulpit and he read the following:

So he turned to the book of Isaiah chapter 35. And he said, "The desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose... strengthen you the weak hands and comfort the feeble knees... take the eyes of the blind they shall be opened and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.”

Well he reads the hold of that chapter and then offers the pulpit for Wilford. At the end of that meeting 13 people offer themselves for baptism. Now I'm kind of curious, I can't see any record of where they were baptized, but this is a Baptist church and they have a font for full immersions. So wherever they were baptized in here is an unknown, but the minister does at the end of that experience, wish him God's speed.

And I think it's quite a nice introduction to this town, and of course, other conversions followed.