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TODMORDEN: Todmorden Wellington Road Baptist Church History up to 1912.


The Wellington Road Church, Todmorden, was first united in fellowship on November 9th, 1845, and was composed of a few families who were transferred from the Church at Shore for that Todmorden. purpose. They began to hold services in the Mechanics' Institute. Their pulpit was supplied by ministers and lay preachers until Mr. Abram Wrigley was appointed pastor, in August, 1849,; he remained until 1853. During this time they removed to Sobriety Hall, where the work was afterwards carried on without the aid of a pastor. In 1859 the chapel was opened for worship, and on the first Sunday in May, 1861, Rev. J. Finn became minister. He resigned in 1869, and after him came E. W. Cantrill (1871-5); W. E. Bottrill (1876-8); W. March (188o-7), and Thos. Cotes (1888-1909). Wellington Road has given three of her sons to the ministry, and, although at times she has suffered in temporal things from the fluctuations of trade, has never lacked earnest workers who were ready "to bow their necks to the yoke of the Lord."

Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2014
from the "Present Churches" section of
The Baptists of Yorkshire
by Rev. J. Brown Morgan
and Rev. C.E. Shipley