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MORLEY: Morley-Rehoboth Congregational Church History up to 1868.


A division took place at the old chapel, at the coming of:
  • 1763. A division took place at the old chapel, at the coming of Rev. T. Morgan, which resulted in a new erection - completed in 1764.
  • 174. Rev. JOHN PARISH, the first minister. He died 1782. 1782. Rev. JOSEPH SOWDEN (Trevecca Coll., from Truro). He accepted an invitation to Booth in 1784.
  • 1784. Rev. THOMAS CLOUGH. He was invited to Booth, but declined.
  • 1825. Rev. J. HESELTON.
  • 1828. Rev. JOHN CALVERT (Idle Acy., from Colne). Died 1847, æt. 60. A good and faithful man. He laboured at Morley 19 years.
  • During his ministry the chapel, minister's house, and graveyard were seized by the Earl of Dartmouth, because the people worshiping there refused to pay church-rates. At this time the present chapel was built, and a new house for the minister.
  • 1849. Rev. JONAH REEVE. (Highbury Coll.). From Upper Mill. Removed to Stowmarket 1858.
  • 1861. Rev. W. ORGAR, from Bingley. He left 1864.
  • 1865. Rev. JOHN JAMES (from Hinckley). The present minister (in 1868) - aided by Rev. J. James.

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