Ap­ril 9, 1830, St. Mary’s Chare, Hexham-on-Tyne, Eng­land.

No­vem­ber 28, 1902.


Son of a stonemason, Parker was influenced by Chartist Thomas Cooper and Liberationist Edward Miall, and was associated with Joseph Cowen in Newcastle. A well known orator, he spoke at Haydon Bridge and Wall, and became a Con­gre­ga­tion­al minister, working in Banbury and Manchester. He was also one of the founders of the City Temple in Lon­don, which opened in 1874, and twice served as chairman of the London Con­gre­ga­tion­al Board and twice chairman of the Con­gre­ga­tion­al Union of England and Wales. His writings include:

  1. God Holds the Key
    • He Holds the Key