Birch, Henry (1)

Birch, Henry (1), an English Congregational minister, was born at Sheffield in 1800. He was converted in early life; was very useful in Sunday-school teaching, village preaching, and in holding cottage services. He was recommended to the college at Blackburn, where he studied five years, and passed through his course with great credit. Mr. Birch was ordained at Keighley in 1825. His ministry having terminated in that place, he settled successively at Fordingbridge, Paisley, and Ledbury. His last years were spent at Wadsley, where he died in 1874. Mr. Birch was a man of clear and sound theological opinions, and an author of considerable ability. Among other valuable works he published a volume entitled Positive Theology. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1876, p. 317.

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