Baptist Church

The first Baptist church in England was founded in 1612 at Spitalfields in London, but few records survive nationally before 1688. Baptist registers record details of adult rather than infant baptism. For the purposes of church government, each Baptist church is an entity in itself, supports its own minister and many belong to a voluntary association with other Baptist churches.

Click on a link below to browse the catalogue for records for a particular church.  You will also be able to see at which Archive Centre the original records are preserved. If detailed online catalogues are not yet available online you are then asked to contact the Archive Centre directly. Microform copies of many church registers are available and, for conservation reasons, must be consulted in place of the originals. Please note these links do NOT provide images of original records and registers.


Barrow (Abbey Road) (references Z/2531-2538)




Crosby Garrett

Dalton-in-Furness (Broughton Road)

Great Asby

Hawkshead Hill (no records)

Kendal (Unitarian Baptist)

Kirkby Stephen

Maryport (High Street)

Tottlebank (Ulverston)

Ulverston (Fountain Street) (no records)