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Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh: Evangelical Social Involvement

Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh: Evangelical Social Involvement Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh: Evangelical Social Involvement IAN L.S. BALFOUR, M.A., LL.B., B.D., Ph.D. Background The church that is now Charlotte Chapel, in Rose Street, Edinburgh, was constituted in 1808 in the Pleasance district of the city. Ten years later, the Scottish Episcopalians vacated their church in Rose Street, which they called Charlotte Chapel, and moved across Princes Street to the newly built Church of St John the Evangelist. The founding pastor of the Pleasance church, Christopher Anderson, bought the vacant building, which seated 750, and kept the name. In 1911, the members demolished the original Chapel and replaced it with the one we have today - except for the lounge, which was added in 1983. The new sanctuary seated exactly one thousand, and for most of the next 70 years it was well filled, often to overflowing, on Sunday morning and Sunday evening. For the bicentenary of the constitution, this year, I was asked to prepare a history, which has been published as Revival in Rose Street. Your President, in reviewing it for The Baptist Quarterly, suggested that the Chapel's social involvement, throughout the years, might be of interest to you. One of my sons, having read the book, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Scottish Church History Edinburgh University Press

Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh: Evangelical Social Involvement

Scottish Church History , Volume 39 (1): 20 – Jun 1, 2009

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Edinburgh University Press
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2516-6298
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10.3366/sch.2009.39.1.5
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Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh: Evangelical Social Involvement IAN L.S. BALFOUR, M.A., LL.B., B.D., Ph.D. Background The church that is now Charlotte Chapel, in Rose Street, Edinburgh, was constituted in 1808 in the Pleasance district of the city. Ten years later, the Scottish Episcopalians vacated their church in Rose Street, which they called Charlotte Chapel, and moved across Princes Street to the newly built Church of St John the Evangelist. The founding pastor of the Pleasance church, Christopher Anderson, bought the vacant building, which seated 750, and kept the name. In 1911, the members demolished the original Chapel and replaced it with the one we have today - except for the lounge, which was added in 1983. The new sanctuary seated exactly one thousand, and for most of the next 70 years it was well filled, often to overflowing, on Sunday morning and Sunday evening. For the bicentenary of the constitution, this year, I was asked to prepare a history, which has been published as Revival in Rose Street. Your President, in reviewing it for The Baptist Quarterly, suggested that the Chapel's social involvement, throughout the years, might be of interest to you. One of my sons, having read the book,

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Scottish Church HistoryEdinburgh University Press

Published: Jun 1, 2009

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