Born: June 5, 1752, London, England.
Died: May 29, 1832, St. Pancras, London, England.
Buried: Bunhill Fields, London, England.
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.