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In September 2013 Timothy Whitton was inducted as the new pastor of the East Street Baptist Church. For many decades the congregation has been worshipping in what was once the
Richmond Street Mission
– the name engraved in stone can be seen from Portland Street – but the original meeting
place was a chapel on the opposite side of the road on the corner of Morecambe Street.
Joseph Swain, one its earliest ministers produced a songbook entitled Walworth Hymns, which despite being out of print can be read online in the form of an
e-book. For many years Company 168 ran its Boys Brigade from the church, which
today continues to run children’s and youth clubs.
The rear of the building with former name