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Paulton Baptist Church
Paulton Baptist Church, originally built in 1655 in Hallatrow where it was until the new church in Paulton was built in 1724, is set in the village of Paulton, a pretty village set on the edge of the Mendip hills south of Bristol and South West of Bath. The area was once (from the 15th century to 1973) a busy coal mining area and the last surviving slag heap, in the form of a volcano known as the Batch, can still be seen in the Old Mills area.

Paulton Baptist Church

What was Paulton Baptist like in the past?

Who is responsible for our church and its activities?

A glimpse of church activities

We work with children so their safety is paramount.

Yes our hall is available for hire.

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Whereas Paulton is most associated with coal mining it is in fact in the heart of various types of farming activities so Paulton Baptist would originally have served the needs of families from both the farming and mining communities. The presence of railways and canals attracted various types of industry, most notably Purnells printing factory and Ashman's boot factory to name but two.

Recent years have seen the development of housing estates and the church seeks to serve families coming in from a wider area.

For more information on Paulton see the following links:


North East Somerset Towns & Villages


Somersetshire Coal Canal


Paulton History Walk


Paulton Parish Council


Wikipedia - Paulton


Wikipedia - Mendips


What is our church really all about?

What do we really believe?