When we found out we were moving to Leeds, West Yorkshire I thought I should try and find out some of the history of the area and such, in general and particularly in regard to the church. My initial searches didn’t reveal too much that didn’t revolve around Leeds United Football Club, which does say something about the area. I’ve found some general history bits, but very little about the church.
It is not all drought though. Yesterday I thought I’d have a wee flick through and old copy of Calamy’s Nonconformist Memorials that we have. These 2 volumes are filled with brief biographies of the ministers who were ejected in 1662 (which, now being at a nonconformist church in England is a heritage I have been grafted into). Helpfully, the biographies are arranged by region. So…it was off to Yorkshire. And what did we find? 3 chaps from Leeds mentioned, and even 1 from Beeston! Just whetting your appetite today folks. More to come in the days ahead on the specifics of who these men were.