Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1829, Threapwood, Shropshire, Eng­land.

Sep­tem­ber 13, 1904, Croydon, London, Eng­land.

Kensal Green Ce­me­te­ry, London, Eng­land.


Whitfield was educated at Trin­i­ty College, Dub­lin, Ireland (BA 1859). After taking Holy Orders, he was successively Curate of Ot­ley, Vicar of Kir­by-Ra­vens­croft, senior Curate of Green­wich, and Vicar of St. John’s, Bex­ley. In 1875, he went to St. Ma­ry’s, Hast­ings. Whitf­ield wrote over 30 prose and poetic works, including:

  1. I Have a Great High Priest Above
  2. I Need Thee, Precious Je­sus
  3. I Saw the Cross of Je­sus
  4. In Spirit, Lord, We Meet Thee Now
  5. Jesus, Thou Name of Magic Power
  6. O How I Love Je­sus
  7. Sprinkled Blood Is Soaking, The
  8. There Is a Day I Long to See
  9. There’s Naught on Earth to Rest Upon
  10. When Dead in Sin and Far from God