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HALIFAX: Halifax-Ovenden Congregational Church History up to 1868.

Halifax-Ovenden Congregational Church History up to 1868.


The chapel at Ovenden was opened March 24, 1837, by sermons from Revs. J. Ely, R. W. Hamilton, and Jon. Glyde.

The pastors have been-

  • 1837. Rev. EDWARD LEIGHTON, from Wigton. He removed to Loughborough, Aug. 1840.
  • 1843. Rev. JOHN HARRISON (Rotherham CoE.). Removed to Douglas, Isle of Man, 1846, and afterwards conformed to the Church of England.
  • 1847. Rev. SAMUEL SHAW (Lancs. Coll.). Left for Middleton, 1855.
  • 1855. Rev. TIMOTHY EAST, from Birmingham. Removed to London, 1857.
  • 1860. Rev. WILLIAM INMAN. Ob. Nov. 15, 1864, and was interred at Ovenden.
  • 1868. Rev. ROBERT INGALL SENIOR (Airedale Coll.). He began his ministry after finishing his college course. He is the present minister (in 1868).

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