John Page Hopps

HOPPS, John Page. b. London, 6 Nov 1834; d. Shepperton, Middlesex, 6 Apr 1911. He was educated at Leicester General Baptist College, where he trained for the Baptist ministry. After serving as minister at Hugglescote and Ibstock (1856) and at Birmingham (1857-), he became a Unitarian in 1860 and went on to serve as a Unitarian minister in Sheffield, Dukinfield, Glasgow, Leicester and London. Hopps published many books, pamphlets and sermons, many of which proved controversial: he advocated cremation, Irish Home Rule, land reform, and anti-vivisection. He founded and edited a monthly periodical, The Truthseeker (1863-67), and edited another periodical, The Coming Day (1891-1911). He...

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