DRIFFIELD: Driffield Congregational Church History up to 1868.



An Independent chapel was built in Driffield in 1802. Galleries were attached in 1819.
  • 1806. Rev. B. HOBSON, the first minister. He remained till 1813, then removed to Welford, Northampton.
  • 1814. Rev. C. BARTLETT. He removed in 1817.
  • 1817. Rev. S. WATKINSON. He removed to Selby, in 1824. The chapel then received the aid of students until-
  • 1830. Rev. W. HUDSWELL. He left for Leeds in 1832.
  • Circ. 1833. Rev. ROBINSON
  • Pool. (from Thornton). He resigned 1841.
  • 1842. Rev. H. BIRCH. Died Nov. 1856.
  • 1857. Rev. W. MITCHELL (Cheshunt Coll.). The present minister (in 1868).

A new school-room, with classrooms, was built in 1864, at the cost of £750.

A new chapel was built in 1867, at the cost (including site and organ) of £2,000.

Nafferton Chapel, in which was a congregation of United Baptists and Independents, was, during the early part of the century, partially supplied by the Driffield ministers. It is now in the hands of the Wesleyan Reformers.

* By aid of Rev. W. Mitchell.

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