MARSDEN: Marsden Yorks Congregational Church History up to 1868.



Of the early history of the congregation here, we possess no authentic information.

The following names of pastors are ascertained-

  • 1798. Rev. SILVANUS SHAW. Mr. S. died May 29, 1824. During his ministry a chapel was erected (1805) capable of containing 320 hearers.
  • 1825. Rev. JAMES BOND, from Clayton West. Mr. Bond died March 25, 1856. Mr. B. was on the Hewley Fund.
  • 1856. Rev. HANLEY PICKERSGILL, from Lightcliffe. Mr. P. left for Wrexham, 1860.
  • 1862. Rev. F. WILSON. Removed to Haslingden, 1862.
  • 1864. Rev. THOMAS W. HOLMES, from the Methodist Free Church, the present minister (in 1868).
In the course of the year 1867 a neat and commodious parsonage house was erected.

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