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SHEFFIELD: Sheffield-Loxley Congregational Church History up to 1868.

Sheffield-Loxley Congregational Church History up to 1868.


This large chapel, erected 1787, and capable of accommodating t000 hearers, owes its origin to a clergyman of Evangelical sentiments. Rev. Benj. Greaves, who was curate at Bradfield, in which chapelry Loxley is situated. Mr. Greaves's popularity, contrasting strongly with the incumbent's unpopularity, caused his dismissal. With the aid of parishioners he erected the chapel at Loxley, where he continued to preach until appointed to the living of Stoney - Middleton, Derbyshire. Mr. Greaves was succeeded by Rev. -- Flockton (Church of England), appointed by the mortgagee. The chapel was then rented by the Independents, who afterwards bought it. The ministers have been-
  • 1802. Rev. DANIEL DUNKERLEY, from Stockport. He died, after a pastorate of eighteen years, and was buried here.
  • 1821. Rev. DAVID DUNKERLEY (the same name as the preceding, but no relation). He remained eight or nine years, and removed to Canada.
  • Rev. -- CULLEN. He continued five or six years.
  • Rev. JOHN HANSON. He was minister for eighteen years, and died here. He was commonly known as "the Vicar of Loxley."
  • 1854. Rev. THOMAS FRANCE, the present minister (in 1868).
A new school-room and minister's house was built in 1855, the first stone being laid April 30, by F. Hoole, Esq.

* Aided by Rev. T. France.

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