ROLL OF MINISTERS
1652 - 1669 Thomas Larkham Died 1669 (Meeting at Abbey Chapel)
1669 - 1688 William Pearse
1688 - 1692 Henry Flamank Died 1692
1692 - 1729 Jacob Sandercock
1729 - 1741 Peter Gillard
1744 - 1762 Samuel Merivale
1762 - 1772 Bernard Dowdell
1772 - 1794 Theophilus Edwards
1794 - William Evans ( Independent Chapel becomes Unitarian )
1796 - Evangelical Section secede and form the Congregational Church meeting where the Town Hall now stands)
1796 - 1845 William Rooker (1823 Meeting in Congregational Chapel Brook Street where SuperDrug now stands)
1844 - 1851 John Lockwood (assistant pastor then sole on retirement of W.R.)
1851 - 1855 Edwin Straker
1855 - 1858 W Major Paull
1859 - 1866 Edmund Miller
1867 - 1872 J M Newland (wrote historical account presented 1869)
1872 - 1877 G W Joyce
(1873 Congregational Church built in Brook Street where Stokes Greengrocers now stands)
1877 - 1884 Thomas Clark
1884 - 1888 Charles Shergold
1888 - 1893 M P Davies
1893 -1901 John Kingdon (wrote a pamphlet on the church’s history)
1901 - 1909 F T Astbury
1910 - 1913 A N Gilmore
1914 -1919 D Edwin Davies
1920 - 1926 W J Zeal
1926-1931 E Bevans Barton
1932-1938 J C Ingledow Taylor (Church seats 600 : 1935 - 108 members)
1940-1945 R Frederick Drennan (74members)
1945 - 1946 Philip Rogers
1947 - 1948 Cornelius Woolmar
1952 - 1957 Reginald Leaton
1958 - 1961 Cecil Newman
(1960 Congregation moves to Russell Street)
1962 - 1966 C W Heming
1968 - 1975 Wilfrid Hart
1975 - 1978 Peter Jenkins
1979 - 1986 Gordon Ford
1987-1990 Frederick William Card
1990-1996 Lillian Evangeline Dean
1997-1999 John Cranley Cohen
2000 - Roger Edward Cornish