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MIDDLESBROUGH: Middlesbrough Congregational Church History up to 1868.

Middlesbrough Congregational Church History up to 1868.


The chapel here was erected in the year 1838. The church was organized Dec. 20, the Revs. J. C. Potter, G. Swann, W. Haigh, J. Boyd, and Knox taking part.

The successive ministers have been:

  • 1838. Rev. N. O. BURGESS. His stay was short.
  • Mr. Fairfax was invited to take a year's pastorate, but after six months his health gave way.
  • 1839. Rev. -- THOMPSON. Mr. T. resigned his charge Sept. 12, 1841.
  • 1842. Rev. CHARLES BINGLEY (Airedale Coll.). Mr. Bingley removed in 1851 to a church at Crewe.
  • 1856. Rev. H. P. BOWEN (Airedale Coll.).
  • On the 28th March, 1856, the foundation-stone of a new chapel was laid by Isaac Wilson, Esq., of Menthorpe Hall. The chapel was opened in the same year.
  • Mr. Bowen resigned March 4, 1858, for Brentwood.
  • 1858. Rev. DANDSON BLACK. He resigned in 1864.
  • Jan. 7, 1866. Rev. JAMES CHADBURN (Airedale Coll.). The present minister (in 1868).

* By aid of Rev. J. Chadburn.

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