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DEWSBURY: Dewsbury-Springfield Chapel Congregational Church History up to 1868.

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DEWSBURY-SPRINGFIELD CHAPEL.
(CONGREGATIONAL.)

When Mr. Weeks gave notice of his intention to resign his charge at Ebenezer Chapel, some of his friends suggested to him the erection of a new sanctuary in Dewsbury. This, however, he declined, being already under engagements to Manchester. Before Mr. Shillito's invitation, 107 members amicably seceded. The number was afterwards increased to I16. A new chapel was commenced, the foundation-stone of which was laid by E. Baines, Esq., of Leeds, March 25, 1856. It was opened, Nov. 26, by Revs. J. Sherman and E. Mellor. The first pastor was-
  • 1856. Rev. G. MCCALLUM (from Perth). He is the present minister (in 1868).

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