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BRADFORD: Bradford-Salem Chapel Congregational Church History up to 1868.

BRADFORD-SALEM CHAPEL. (CONGREGATIONAL.)

The increase of the congregation in Horton Lane Chapel and the consequent insufficiency of accommodation had been long felt before, in 1835, a new chapel was resolved on. The building was opened in 1836, by sermons from Rev. R. W. Hamilton, Theophilus Lessey, and Dr. Raffles. The cost of the building was about £7,000. The original mal-construction of the chapel, however, rendered alterations necessary. The only pastor has been-
  • 1837. Rev. JAMES G. MIALL (Hoxton Acy., from St. Neot's). Soon after his ministry commenced, the remaining debt on the chapel, amounting to upwards of £4,000, was removed. This led the way to similar exertions for the relief of other chapels in the West Riding. In 1847, Salem Chapel underwent a considerable internal enlargement.
  • A school-room at Cambridge Place, Spinkwell, used for regular preaching services, and a room fitted up for a Sunday-school in the Valley Mill (kindly proferred by S. Sutcliffe, Esq.), are attached to the Salem Chapel congregation.
  • In 1865, Rev. JOSIAH ANDREWS (from Kingswood) became the assistant minister.
  • Mr. Miall is the present pastor.

Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2014
from the Appendix to
Congregationalism in Yorkshire
by James C. Miall, 1868.