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SHEFFIELD: Sheffield-Queen Street Congregational Church History up to 1868.


This chapel was erected in 1784. In 1783, the town burgesses of Sheffield granted to Thomas Vennor and John Read a lease of a piece of land for ninety-nine years. On this land the chapel was built.

The ministers have been-

  • 1783. Rev. JEHOIADA BREWER. "Mr. B. was a man of strong intellect, and passions as strong. Commanding in person, and possessed of a good voice, he was fitted to be what he really was, a very striking and popular preacher."* Mr. B. removed to Carr's Lane, Birmingham, 1795. (See life of Rev. J. A. James.)
  • 1796. Rev. JAMES BODEN, from Hanley. In 1797 the chapel underwent internal enlargement. In the following year, after a collection amounting to £181 4s., a large consignment was made for the ship "Duff." On Mr. B.'s introduction to Sheffield a division took place, which resulted in the erection of Howard Street Chapel. In consequence of Mr. Boden's failing health, the Rev. Joseph Augustus Miller was elected his coadjutor. Mr. Boden resigned April I, 1839, and died at Chesterfield, June 4, 1841, æt. 84.
  • 1839. Rev. J. A. MILLER.
  • Mr. M. resigned in 1840, and afterwards entered the Church of England.
  • Dec. 5, 1840. Rev. J. H. MUIR, from Spalding. Much respected. He died suddenly in his vestry between the morning and evening services, Feb. 2, 1862.
  • Sept., 1862, Rev. J. P. GLADSTONE (Rotherham Coll.), the present minister (in 1868). He was ordained June 10, 1863.

* "Independency in Warwickshire," P. 179.

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