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ATTERCLIFFE: Attercliffe-Zion Chapel Congregational Church History up to 1868.


A congregation was collected by Rev. Maurice Phillips, classical tutor of the Masborough Independent College. The ministers have been-
  • 1802. Rev. MAURICE PHILLIPS. In 1807 a chapel was erected, recently removed. Mr. P. left in 1810.
  • 1812. Rev. R. RICHARDS. He remained till 1824.
  • 1825. Rev. J. B. JEFFERSON.
  • When he settled here the congregation was almost extinct. It revived considerably under his ministry, but he died early (1826), aet. 23.
  • 1826. Rev. J. W. H. PRITCHARD. He published a life of his predecessor. Mr. P. died 14th July, 1836, æt. 32.
  • 1840. Rev. GEORGE SWANN. Mr. S. removed 1842.
  • 1842. Rev. GEORGE WATERHOUSE, from Dewsbury. He died June 5, 1844.
  • Jan. 5, 1845. Rev. JOHN JEFFERSON. He left in 1847.
  • 1850. Rev. JOHN EARNSHAW. Mr. E. removed in 1856
  • 1857. Rev. JOHN CALVERT (Rotherham Coll.), the present minister (in 1868). He was ordained Nov. 16, 1859. Under his ministry a new chapel was erected, which cost 42,992, and was opened Feb. 4, 1863.

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