George William Conder

CONDER, George William. b. Hitchin, Hertforshire, 30 November 1821; d. Forest Hill, London, 8 November 1874. He was educated at Hitchin Grammar School. He then went to London to make a career in business, becoming a member of King’s Weigh House Chapel under the ministry of Thomas Binney*. Binney encouraged him to enter the Congregational Church ministry, and he trained at Highbury College before serving at High Wycombe (1845-47), Ryde, Isle of Wight (1847-49), and Belgrave Chapel, Leeds (1849-64). His efforts at Leeds, where he was prominent in city affairs as well as an outstanding minister, undermined his health, and he moved to the smaller Cheetham Hill Chapel, Manchester (1864-70), and...

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