Bishop, Alfred

Bishop, Alfred (1), an English Congregational minister, was born, probably at Lewes, Aug. 29, 1788, and was early led to devote himself to the service of Christ. He studied four years at Homerton Academy, and was ordained pastor at Ringwood in September, 1808, where he labored twenty-one years, and then removed to Bedminster. He relinquished his charge in 1856, and retired to Tunbridge Wells, where he died, Jan. 15, 1875. Mr. Bishop was a good scholar, and in the prime of life a vigorous preacher. He was a devoted Christian and a resolute Nonconformist. He published, Christian Memorials of the 19th Century: — The Beloved Disciple; and some separate sermons. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1876, p. 318.

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