1725–1795

March 25, 1725, Not­ting­ham, Eng­land.

Oc­to­ber 8, 1795.

Bun­hill Fields, Lon­don, Eng­land.

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Andrew was the son of Ro­bert Kip­pis, a silk ho­sier.

He at­tend­ed school at Slea­ford, Lin­coln­shire, then, at age 16, the Dis­sent­ing acad­e­my at North­amp­ton, where Phil­ip Dodd­ridge was pre­si­dent.

In 1746, Kip­pis be­came min­is­ter of a church at Bos­ton; in 1750 he moved to Dork­ing, Sur­rey; and in 1753 he be­came pastor of the Pres­by­ter­i­an con­gre­ga­tion at Princ­es Street Cha­pel, West­min­ster, where he re­mained un­til his death.

Kippis was a class­ic­al tu­tor at the Hox­ton Acad­e­my (1763–84), and lat­er at the New Col­lege at Hack­ney. In 1778, he was elect­ed a fel­low of the An­ti­quar­i­an So­ci­e­ty, and a fel­low of the Roy­al So­ci­e­ty in 1779.

He co­ntrib­ut­ed to the Gen­tle­man’s Ma­ga­zine and the Month­ly Re­view, found­ed the New An­nu­al Re­gis­ter, and ed­ite­d five vol­umes of a new ed­i­tion of the Bi­o­gra­phia Bri­tan­ni­ca, a work be­gun in 1778 and in­ter­rupt­ed by his death.

His oth­er works in­clude:

  1. Great God, in Vain Man’s Nar­row View
  2. How Rich Thy Gifts, Al­migh­ty King
  3. On Thee, Each Morn­ing, O My God
  4. Say, Should We Search the Globe Around
  5. With Grate­ful Hearts, with Joy­ful Tongues