Open a form to report problems or contribute information

1 Introduction 2 Message details 3 Upload file 4 Submitted
Page 1 of 4

Help and advice for BRADFORD: Bradford-Salem Chapel Congregational Church History up to 1868.

If you have found a problem on this page then please report it on the following form. We will then do our best to fix it. If you are wanting advice then the best place to ask is on the area's specific email lists. All the information that we have is in the web pages, so please do not ask us to supply something that is not there. We are not able to offer a research service.

If you wish to report a problem, or contribute information, then do use the following form to tell us about it. We have a number of people each maintaining different sections of the web site, so it is important to submit information via a link on the relevant page otherwise it is likely to go to the wrong person and may not be acted upon.

BRADFORD: Bradford-Salem Chapel Congregational Church History up to 1868.

Bradford-Salem Chapel Congregational Church History up to 1868.


The increase of the congregation in Horton Lane Chapel and the consequent insufficiency of accommodation had been long felt before, in 1835, a new chapel was resolved on. The building was opened in 1836, by sermons from Rev. R. W. Hamilton, Theophilus Lessey, and Dr. Raffles. The cost of the building was about £7,000. The original mal-construction of the chapel, however, rendered alterations necessary. The only pastor has been-
  • 1837. Rev. JAMES G. MIALL (Hoxton Acy., from St. Neot's). Soon after his ministry commenced, the remaining debt on the chapel, amounting to upwards of £4,000, was removed. This led the way to similar exertions for the relief of other chapels in the West Riding. In 1847, Salem Chapel underwent a considerable internal enlargement.
  • A school-room at Cambridge Place, Spinkwell, used for regular preaching services, and a room fitted up for a Sunday-school in the Valley Mill (kindly proferred by S. Sutcliffe, Esq.), are attached to the Salem Chapel congregation.
  • In 1865, Rev. JOSIAH ANDREWS (from Kingswood) became the assistant minister.
  • Mr. Miall is the present pastor.

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