July 15, 1831, Salford, Lancashire, England.
Circa February 1916, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England.
Son of hymnist Hugh Stowell, Thomas was Bridgman Exhibitioner at Queens College, Oxford (1853), where he earned a BA with honors (1855). Taking Holy Orders in 1857, he became Curate of Bolton, Diocese of Ripon (1857–60); Incumbent of St. Stephen’s, Bowling, Bradford (1860–65); and then Rector of Christ Church, Salford, succeeding his father (1865). He was also appointed Rural Dean of Salford (1876); Honorary Canon in Manchester Cathedral (1879); and Rector of Chorley, Lancashire. Most of his hymns were written for the Anniversary Sermons of Christ Church Sunday Schools in Salford. His works include: