Author's note

In writing this history I would like to record my thanks to the very helpful staff at the Cambridgeshire Collection in the Central Library, Cambridge, where the CVPA archives are kept.


Also the County Record Office, Shire Hall and Cambridge University Library.

Local Baptist churches, in particular St. Andrew's Street Baptist Church for access to their archives and Mrs. Mary Parker for research into the Histon Baptist Church Minutes.

Rev. Stephen Copson, secretary of the Baptist Historical Society for his many helpful suggestions and Rev. Geoffrey Breed for his help with ministerial biographies.

Maurice and Sheila Hornsey for their advice about the local history of Girton.

Last, but certainly not least I record my thanks to my wife, Laura, for her enthusiasm for this project, her persistence in researching the CVPA archives and her encouragement to me to write this book.

Rev.J. Phillip Staves (former minister of GBC)

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