Arnold Thomas

THOMAS, (Henry) Arnold. b. Clifton, Bristol, 13 June 1848; d. Sneyd Park, Bristol, 28 June 1924. The son of the minister of Highbury Chapel, Bristol (Congregational), he was educated at Mill Hill School, University College, London, and Trinity College, Cambridge. He assisted his father at Highbury Chapel before training for the Congregational ministry at New College, London. He was ordained to pastorates at Burntash, Lewisham, London (1873-74) and Ealing (1874-76); but ‘it was fore-ordained that Elisha should take up the mantle of Elijah’ (Micklem, 1925, p. 31), and he succeeded his father at Highbury Chapel in 1876. He remained the minister there until 1923. Refusing all invitations to...

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