8 thoughts on “Stockton Baptist Tabernacle c1982

  1. Remember the church being full for both the Sunday morning and evening service. Great preachers such as Richard Kayes and Neville Atkinson.

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  2. When I read “now demolished” I was devastated. Like Michael, I never went inside this building when I lived in Stockton because I am not a member of the Baptist community but I remember it very well. I would love to be present at an inquiry into why this delightful piece of design was lost forever and, were I allowed, I would ask some very embarrassing questions. Earlier this year I visited Poland and went to a cathedral famous for its organ. It did not compare with what we had here in Stockton. As I moved away many years ago, can someone tell me, what stands on this site today?

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    • The Tabernacle (The Tab) was demolished to make way for the shopping precinct known as, I think, Wellington Square. No doubt named after Wellington Street where the Tab was. I attended the church regularly before moving away from Stockton in 1963.

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  3. Why was such a architecturally pleasing building allowed to be demolished? I had never seen the inside of the old building until viewing this photograph, so aesthetically pleasing. I’ve seen the inside of the new building, not as nice.

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