Baxter was appointed to St Leonard's as an assistant to the pastor, however, the congregation was a ‘dead-hearted people,’ and although he was passionate in his sermons and ministries, he had little success. He remained until 1642 when he was appointed to Kidderminster.
These 'dead-hearted' people were to suffer a disaster 5 years later when the town caught fire during an attack by Parliamentary troops and most of the upper part of the city (300 houses) were destroyed. Nearly all the old houses in Bridgnorth date from 1652 when the town began to be rebuilt.
The Church is not active now but it is used by differing groups from time to time.