History

Numerous attempts have been made to chart the History of our church and as it spans over 350 years it will take some time to chronicle it here.

However, tradition and such records as are available, appear to indicate a probable founding date of 1662, when the Rev John Humphry was ejected from the Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Frome for dissent. However, there are indications that the Rev Mr Humphry may possibly have started building the congregation which developed to be Rook Lane Independent Meeting as much as 2 years earlier.

We will draw together the records we hold and attempt to build up a picture of the church over 5 centuries.