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Rev Dr Anthony R. Cross

Posted on Saturday, July 24, 2021

It with sadness that we announce the death of Rev Dr Anthony R. Cross. Anthony was one of the most active Baptist historians and theologians of recent decades. In 2016 the Society published his comprehensive history of ministerial preparation among British Baptists: ‘To communicate simply you must understand profoundly‘. Anthony was also a helpful editor, co-editing Baptists and the World (2011), Grounded in Grace (2013) and Freedom and the Powers (2014), on behalf of the Society. His long-lasting legacy will be editing of the Studies in Baptist History and Thought for Paternoster Press between 2001-2009 and his own work on baptism, most notably his PhD published as Baptism and the Baptists (2000).

Baptist Historical Society Committee Member, Andy Goodliff, has written a tribute here.

Perticular or Particular? A Lecture by William H. Brackney (available to watch)

Posted on Friday, May 28, 2021

You can watch William H. Brackney’s Lecture: Perticular or Particular?



Online Lecture with Bill Brackney

Posted on Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Book Launch Recording: Renweing a Modern Denomination

Posted on Wednesday, March 17, 2021

At the end of February in partnership with the Oxford Centre for Baptist Studies, Regent’s Park College, the Society launched a new book from Andy Goodliff, a member of the Society: Renewing a Modern Denomination (Pickwick, 2020).

A recording of the launch can be view here.

Renewing a Modern Denomination

Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Now out is a new book from Baptist Historical Society Commitee member, Andy Goodliff, based on his PhD.

The Society with the Oxford Centre for Baptist Studies are hosting a launch and discussion of the book online on Friday 26th February, 12.30-2pm. To find out more or to register please contact christine [dot] joynes [at] regents [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk.

New Book on Salters’ Hall debates

Posted on Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The Centre for Baptist Studies in Oxford have published the papers from last year’s one day conference on the Salters’ Hall Debates that took place in 1719. Trinity, Creed and Confusion is edited by Stephen Copson, the Society’s Secretary and includes chapters by Stephen Holmes, Peter Shepherd, Malcolm Yarnell III and others.

It is available via Amazon for £18.

Become a Friend of the Angus

Posted on Friday, September 25, 2020

The Angus Library, based at Regent’s Park College, Oxford has created a new way of staying in touch and supporting their work, by inviting people to become a Friend of the Angus. See here for more.

They are also running some online seminars called ‘Opening the Angus’, to mark the launch of the Friends project and you can register visit here.

A Collection of Zoom Webinars; Uncovering our Baptist Story

Posted on Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Each webinar will begin at 7.30pm and finish by 8.45pm.

To register for this event, please email

Speakers include Ruth Gouldbourne, Stephen Copson, Karen Smith, Peter Morden, Wale Hudson-Roberts, Kang-San Tan, Rosemarie Davidson-Gotobed, Doreen Morrison, Ruth Moriarty and others.

Urgent News

Posted on Thursday, May 7, 2020

Due to the prevailing restrictions imposed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the BHS Committee has decided to hold the AGM online this year. This will take place on Wednesday June 3rd at 12.15pm. The meeting is open to personal members of BHS. If you wish to attend, please give your name and email address to Stephen Copson on by May 22nd. You will then be given access to the Zoom location and also the Annual Report and Accounts, Baptist Quarterly annual report and the agenda.

A date for the diary….

Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2020

This will be a day of interest to many – please pass on the news…