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NEWTON: Newton-In-Bowland Congregational Church History up to 1868.

Newton-In-Bowland Congregational Church History up to 1868.


The chapel in this place was built by Mr. Richard Lee, of Birkit, in the year 1696, whose initials, R. L., are over the building, and was endowed with a small plot of land, situated at Grassington, Craven. The ministers have been-
  • Rev. JOHN JOLLIE, nephew to Rev. Thomas Jollie, of Altham.
  • Rev. JOSEPH GILLIBRAND (Frankland's Acy.), here in 1705. "A very judicious preacher, and a laborious, and very popular minister." Mr. Gillibrand left Newton in 1715, for St. Helen's.
  • Rev. PETER WALKDEN. He was pastor in 1722, till his death in 1769, æt. 85. He preached at Newton and Hesketh Lane, and was interred at the latter place. He had left Newton 1745, and removed probably to Stockport. The congregation was then small, and a neighbouring minister (Burgess) recommended it to be attached to Horton.
  • Rev. HENRY WALKDEN. He seems to have preached at Walker-fold chapel, as well as at Hesketh Lane and Newton.
  • Rev. THOMAS CLARK. He preached at Newton and Wymond Houses, and retired a short time before his death, in 1820.
  • 1838. Rev. J. DICKINSON. He retired in old age, 1851, and still survives, at the advanced age of 79.
  • 1851. Rev. B. BOOTH. The present minister (in 1868).

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