The Jubilee History of Nelson: From 1842 to 1892.
The Baptist Church
The Baptist Church.
The first Baptist Church was built in 1851-2, the foundation stone having been laid in October, 1851. The same commodious brick church is still in use, although the original building has received additions and improvements.
The Rev. Decimus Dolamore was the first minister, and he has been succeeded in turn, by the Revs. Thomas, Davis, Biss, Hamilton, Cato, Standring, Walker, and the present minister, the Rev. T. Bray.
Of the original congregation, only one is now surviving.