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SOWERBY BRIDGE: Sowerby Bridge Congregational Church History up to 1868.


The foundation stone of this chapel was laid in 1839, by Rev. J. Ely, and in the following year the building was opened for public worship, by sermons from Revs. J. Ely, J. Kelly, and J. G. Miall. The church was formed in 1840. The successive ministers have been-
  • 1840. Rev. ROBERT BELL from Stainland, (the first pastor). He removed to Brighouse in 1842.
  • 1843. Rev. HARFORD JONES (Cheshunt Coll.). He remained till 1847, when he retired from the ministry.
  • March, 1849. Rev. RITCHIE MOFFETT (Rotherham Coll.), the present minister (in 1868).

* By aid of Rev. R. Moffet.

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