Bateman, Charles

Bateman, Charles an English Congregational minister, was born at Walbeiton, Sussex, Nov. 22, 1802. His parents belonged to the.Church of England, but in early youth he attended the Independent chapel, and later became a Sunday- school teacher and a member of the same Church. So great was his desire to extend the kingdom of God that he frequently preached on the village green to any and all who would listen. In 1830 he entered Hackney College, and two years later was ordained pastor at Abbott's Roothing, Essex. Here he labored till 1851, when the claims of a numerous family induced him to seek a more advantageous sphere. He next preached one year at Lincoln; six years at Charlesworth, Derbyshire; three years at Newmarket, Cambridgeshire; then, after three years without a charge, he preached five years at Rusholme, Manchester; and finally retired to Moss- side, Manchester, where he died, July 21, 1873. Mr. Bateman possessed considerable talent for poetry; his theological views were sound; his sermons practical, faithful, and earnest. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1874, p. 310.

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