Carlisle, Thomas

Carlisle, Thomas an English Congregational minister, was born at Priesthill, County Down, Ireland, Aug. 4,1838. He joined the Methodist New Connection at the age of fourteen, and in his nineteenth year was called into the regular ministry. After laboring three years, he was allowed, at his own request, a classical and theological course at London, under the tuition of the Rev. William Cooke, D.D. Leaving London, he labored successively at Liverpool, Bolton, and Guernsey. Preferring a settled pastorate to the itinerancy, Mr. Carlisle offered his services to the Congregationalist body, and in 1869 became pastor of the Church at Plaistow. Here his fervent and eloquent ministry, his amiable disposition, and diligence in pastoral duties was rapidly advancing the Church and extending his influence, when he died, June 22, 1870. Mr. Carlisle had a naturally fertile mind, which became well furnished and disciplined by study. His ministry was fervent and eloquent; crowds were attracted by his preaching. See (Lond.) Cong. Yearbook, 1871, p. 307.

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