1752–1832

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Born: June 5, 1752, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: May 29, 1832, St. Pan­cras, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Buried: Bun­hill Fields, Lon­don, En­gland.

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Biography

An en­grav­er, Bur­der fol­lowed Me­thod­ist George White­field for a while, then became pas­tor of a Con­gre­ga­tion­al church in Lan­ca­shire.

His ser­vic­es were oft­en in­ter­rupt­ed; in Pres­ton there was a the­a­ter in the same building, and once Ro­meo—in full costume—burst in and de­mand­ed that the ser­vice stop.

He lat­er moved to Cov­en­try and found­ed the city’s first Sun­day school (1785). One of the first pu­pils was John Ea­gle­ton, lat­er a preach­er and church mu­sic com­pos­er.

Burder lived in Lon­don the last 30 years of his life, pas­tor­ing at Fet­ter Lane. He helped found the Re­li­gious Tract So­ci­e­ty (1799) and the Bri­tish and For­eign Bi­ble So­ci­e­ty, and served as Sec­re­ta­ry of the Lon­don Mis­sion­a­ry Society.

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