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“Fired with Love Unfeigned”: Discovering the Life and Labours of the Reverend Henry Venn, Vicar of St Peter’s Parish Church, Huddersfield 1759-1771

Mon 29 Nov 2021


An online talk by Lewis Allen.

Venn was a contemporary of Methodist founders John Wesley and George Whitefield, both of whom he worked with, and became one of the best-known figures of the eighteenth century Evangelical Revival. He was a hugely popular parish minister in Huddersfield (from 1759 – 1771) and elsewhere. When he resigned due to chronic ill-health crowds implored him not to leave, and he was sorely missed. His ministry left a lasting legacy in the religious landscape of Huddersfield and its surrounds, nationally and even internationally.

Lewis Allen moved to Huddersfield from London, with his family, to establish what is now Hope Church Huddersfield in 2010, where he is the Senior Pastor.

His talk explores who Venn was, how he came to love the people of Huddersfield and minister to their needs, and how his ministry gives valuable insights into his age – and ours.

Please note that the English subtitles for this talk were generated automatically by YouTube and may contain the occasional spelling or conversion error.


Mon 29 Nov 2021
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Huddersfield Local History Society
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