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