List of Ministers

Ministers at Rosemary Hill Church

1700- ? Edward Warren 1705 Rosemary Hill Meeting Place built
1706 – 1728 Samuel Turton
1728 – 1735 John Basset
1735 – 1736 Samuel Philips
1739 – 1750 John Kirkpatrick
1755 – 1800 Josiah Corrie Group broke away to barn on Abbey Hill, 1787.
1800 – 1816 Thomas Birkett Temporary reunion in 1814.

The succeeding Unitarian ministers were not connected with the Abbey Hill Story

Ministers in the first church built on Abbey Hill, opened 1828

1829 – 1830 Henry Edwards
1831 – 1832 David Blow
1833 – 1837 Joseph Fowler West
1838 – 1876 John Button First Sunday School formed. Head of Arlidge School.  New church built 1873

Ministers in the new Church

1877-1880 John Hardwick Smith
1880-1889 John Naylor
1891-1902 George Field Choir gallery built. Vice-chair Urban District Council.
1902-1908 Charles Henry Statham Christian Endeavour, Band of Hope and Men’s Institute, cricket club, gymnasium, bible classes
1909-1917 Charles Llewellyn Allen Great War affects church badly
1918-1924 William Stuart Scott revived membership, Choir & Sunday School
1924-1925 William Glenwr Morgan Priory Road manse purchased
1926-1932 David Smith
1933-1935 Hubert David Oliver
1938-1944 Stanley Marcus Hayward
1945-1949 Eldred Ernest Marks
1949-1957 Frederick George Clarke lighting improved, new communion table . Family Church started.
1958-1961 Angus Armitage Grieve
1961-1962 Mrs Lisa Goertz First Women Lay Pastor at Abbey Hill
1967-1970 John East Electric heating installed. Queens Road manse purchased
1972-1978 Peter Poulter Change to URC
1979-1987 Jim Neary The project renovated schoolrooms and pews
1988- 2007
Donald Horsfield Greville Road manse purchased. Dare to Dream project renovated  church.
2008 – 2012 Elizabeth Caswell  Projector system installed in church
2013 -2017 Mhari McLintock  Church wooden main doors replaced by glass doors.
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Leader Appointed
2017- George Jones