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THORNE: Thorne With Hatfield Congregational Church History up to 1868.

THORNE, WITH HATFIELD. (CONGREGATIONAL.)

Before the building of a meeting house the congregation assembled in a private dwelling. The chapel was erected in 1800, and at first supplied by students from Rotherham. The following have been pastors :-
  • 1806. Rev. GEORGE HARRISON. He remained till 1814.
  • 1814. Rev. J. DONEY. He relinquished his pastorate in 1817.
  • 1817. Rev. H. EARLE. He removed in 1828.
  • 1829. Rev. MARK DOCKER. In 183! he removed to Broadway, Worcester.
  • 1831. Rev. JOHN EDGAR MILLSON (Rotherham Coll.). He left for Pontefract 1837. Students from Rotherham preached during some following years.
  • 1841. Rev. GEORGE DUNN. He remained till 1844.
  • Students again occupied the pulpit.
  • 1847. Rev. H. J. RUSTEDT. He removed to Sheffield 1855.
  • 1855. Rev. JAMES HILLYARD. His pastorate ended in 1857.
  • 1859. Rev. R. W. VALENTINE (Trin. Coll., Dublin). He left in 1861. The pulpit is now vacant.
There was a Unitarian meeting house at Thorne, of which we have obtained no reliable particulars.

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