The Congregational History Society is independent of all denominations and the Magazine is published twice a year. The editor, Alan Argent (), would be pleased to consider books for review and articles relevant to any aspect of Congregational history, especially within the British Isles. Membership enquiries to Peter Young ().

Volume 1 ()

1.1

1.2

1.3 (November 1979) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • From the Secretary
  • Items from the Postbag
  • The Congregational Memorial Hall Library - John B. Wilcox
  • The Importance of History to Congregationalism - Alan Argent
  • Review
  • History of Hymns in "Congregational Praise"

1.4 (May 1980) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • From the Secretary
  • Items from the Postbag
  • Our Congregational Heritage - Job Orton
  • Records Discovered: Cuckfield (Sussex) Congregational Church - Mr.Neil Caplan, M.A.
  • The Story of the Federation
  • Reviews
  • Our Contemporaries
  • Church Treasures

1.5 (November 1980) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • From the Secretary
  • From the Postbag
  • Siting of Memerial Hall Library
  • A Short History of Kilainham Congregational Church, Dublin - J.D. Hazlett
  • The Story of Beilhalog - T. Watts
  • Beginning of Congregationalism in Breconshire
  • Beilhalog or Beilihaulog - the Sunny Pasturage
  • Howell Powell of Maesyclettwr. The First Pastor
  • Howell Powell Emigrates to New Jersey 1712 - Trevor Watts
  • James Scott and the Heckmondwicke Academy
  • Church Treasures. Mr Steil replies
  • An End to Friendship
  • A WIndows into the Past - Miss D.V. Cooper
  • George Whitefield's Chairs at Dursley and Rodburgh Cong. (Now U.R.C.) Churches - David Evans
  • Congregational Library - J.D. Gowlett

1.6

1.7 (December 1981) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial - The International Congregational Fellowship Bangor - July 1981
  • Snowdon Summit and Argentina
  • The Circle Grows
  • Visit to Chapel Edeneser, Rhos=Meirch
  • The Chiselhurst Thanksgiving
  • Dr Arvel Steece and the ICC 1871 to ICF 1981
  • The Chairman's Address and the I.C.F. Broadcast Service
  • From the Secretary
  • From the Treasurer
  • From the Postbag
  • The Castle Gate Congregational Church (Congregational Centre) Nottingham, Stained Glass Windows
  • Bookstall
  • The Memorial Hall and Congregational Library, London
  • "Canada"
  • "The Mayflower" - A Definite Place in Our Congregational History?
  • "Islington Chapel is Under Threat"
  • The Changing Fortunes of a Congregational Church - The Final Chapter of an Old and Sad Story
  • Old Church Awaits Date When it Will be Demolished
  • From our Contemporaries

1.8

1.9 (December 1982) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial: Ecumania - Trevor Watts
  • From the Secretary
  • The Annual General Meeting of the Circle, Friday 13th May, 1983: Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • From the Treasurer - D. Morrell
  • The Memorial Hall and Congregational Library, London
  • From the Postbag
  • The British School at Cuckfield, Sussex (Part 1) - N. Caplan, M.A.
  • Korea's First Christian Martyr - Dr. E.M. Rosser
  • Guyana Congregational Union 1883-1983
  • Reviews
  • From Our Contemporaries

1.10

1.11 (December 1983) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial - Trevor Watts
  • From the Secretary - R.J. Bray
  • Treasurer's Report - O. Morrell
  • Annual General Meeting From the Postbag 1984 - R.J.Bray
  • From the Postbag - The Secretary
  • The Memorial Hall and Library, London - David Watson & Alan Argent
  • Bookstall - Various
  • The International Congregational Fellowship - David Watson
  • Union Chapel, Islington, London - S.R. Forster
  • Congregational College: An Interpretative Essay - Clyde Binfield
  • A Brief History of Batheaston Congregational Church - Frank Harper 33
  • Guyana Celebrates - David Watson
  • Print of Job Orton with comments - Trevor Watts
  • From our Contemporaries - The Secretary
  • Late News - The Secretary

1.12 (May 1984) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • From the Secretary
  • The Annual General Meeting of the Congregational History Circle and Study Afternoon to be Held on Froday 11th May 1984
  • From the Postbag
  • Bookstall
  • Reviews
  • NSPCc Centenary
  • Torcross Congregational Church 1884
  • The London Mennonite Centre
  • "Those Halycon Days" A Study of Congregational Commonwealth Incumbents - Trevor Watts
  • From Our Contemporaries

Volume 2 (1984-1986)

2.1 (December 1984) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • From the Secretary
  • From the Treasurer - David Morrell
  • The Annual General Meeting of the Congregational History Circle to be held on Friday 10th May 1985, in Oldham, Lancashire
  • From the Postbag
  • The 1662 Society
  • John Owen Society
  • St. Bartholomew's Day - Memorial Hall Service
  • The Union Chapel, Islington, London. A Progress Report
  • World Congregationalism - Dr R. Tudor Jones
  • The Origins of the International Congregational Fellowship by Dr, Harry R. Butman
  • The Chiselhurst Thanksgiving
  • Our Opportunity at Beverley - Rev. Iorwerth Jones
  • American Congregationalists Welcome Visitors - Arvel M. Steece
  • World Congregationalists to meet in 1985
  • An 18 Century Leaving Certificate presented to Samuel Lucas on leaving Hoverton Academy for Walsall
  • Sources for Congregational History
  • Hymn Translators Ancient and Modern
  • Anniversaries, Taken from the Congregational Handbook 1885
  • Letter from the Editor
  • Reviews and Letters
  • Home Truths
  • From our Contempories

2.2 (May/June 1985) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • From the Secretary
  • From the Membership Secretary
  • From the Postbag
  • The 1662 Society
  • The Memorial Hall *St. BArtholomews Day Celebrations
  • The Revd. John Johnson 1759-1804
  • "The Garden of Apollos"
  • Sir John Bickerton Williams. Knight, Victorian Author and Congregational Apologist 1792-1855 Letter and Last Will
  • Review
  • John Wycliffe: New Publications - Marion Beales
  • The Council for British Archaeology's Conference on Nonconformist Chapels in Manchester and its Region
  • The Congretional Quarterly
  • Reviews

2.3 (May/June 1986) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • Note from the Secretary, an Appeal and AGM notes
  • Secretary's Postbag, Anniversaries - E.J. Bray
  • Four Congregational Churches of Mile End, London - Jean Olwen Maynard
  • The Letters of Sir John Bickerton Williams and the Letter of the Rev. John Blackburn's letter to Sic John
  • Bretherton Congregational Church - Chri Demp
  • Tribute to Charles Edward Surman
  • Reviews: Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting Houses in Central England etc.
  • What Happened to the Pilgrim Fathers - echoes of the I.C.F. - David Watson
  • Sketch of Baxters House by W.C. Wake
  • The Journal of Francis Tallents 1619-1708 - Trevor Watts

2.7 (1991-92) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • The Independents in rbe Parishes of the City of London io the 1640s—"A Small lnconsiderable Companie" - Alan Argent
  • Robert Gentleman (1745-1795)—Minister, Tutor and Youth Leader - Trevor Watts
  • The Secretary's Notes and Views - Colin Price
  • C.H.C.: Chapel Crawl - Christitte Denwood; Financial Report - Chris Damp
  • Books Reviewed - Alan Argem, Yvonne Evans. Trevor Watts
  • Our Contemporaries - A. Argent, Y.A. Evans, T Watts
  • In Memoriam: Elsie D. Chamberlain, Lady Stansgate, W.H. Meyer, R. John Bray Tom Hodgson, W.C. Wake. John E. Robinson, R.O. Cambridge

Volume 3 (1993-1998) Index View in PDF format pdf

3.1 (Spring 1993) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Chapel Crawl - E.C. Denwood
  • Recollections of Cambridge Congregationalism in the 1930s - J W Ashley Smith
  • enry Allon of Union Chapel, Islington - Alan Argent
  • Book Reviews
  • Obituaries
  • Our Contemporaries

3.2 (Spring 1994) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Chapel Crawl - E.C. Denwood
  • The Threapwood Story - Ian Sellers
  • Revd Muriel Olympia Paulden MA (1892-1975) Her life and work in Toxteth, Liverpool - Derek Watson
  • Job Orton. the friend and biographer of Philip Doddridge; some background notes - Trevor Watts
  • Book Reviews
  • Obituary
  • Our Contemporaries

3.3 (Spring 1985) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • ews and Views
  • Gendering the Deity: An Historical Survey - Brenda E. Richardson
  • Ealing Green and Little Church - J.W. Ashley Smith
  • Book Reviews
  • Our Contemporaries

3.4 (Spring 1996) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Robert Browne: A Fair Story - P.B. Coleman
  • The Story of a Puritan Tract by Francis Tallents - Trevor Watts
  • The Tale of an Idle Fellow: Jerome K. Jerome - Alan Argent
  • Book Reviews
  • Our Contemporaries

3.5 (Spring 1997) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Notes from the Secretary - Colin Price
  • Chapel Crawl - Christine Denwood
  • The Development of Henry Jacob's Ecclesiology - Christopher Damp
  • Thomas Gainsborough: The Congregational Inheritance - Yvonne A. Evans
  • How Beautiful Upon the Mountains are the Feet ..... some memories of Twentieth Century Evangelists - Trevor Watts
  • Obituary
  • Book Reviews

3.6 (Spring 1998) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Chapel Crawl - Colin Price
  • The Gainsborough Family in South Lincolnshire - Yvonne A. Evans
  • Isaac Watts 1674-1748 Measured by His Soul - Derek Watson
  • Samuel Martin of Westminster 1817-1778 - Brian A. Reed
  • Book Reviews
  • Obituaries
  • Our Contemporaries

Volume 4 (1999-2004) Index View in PDF format pdf

4.1 (Spring 1999) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Chapel Tour - Peter Young
  • Elsie Chamberlain: The Early Years 1910-1947 - Alan Argent
  • John Curwen, Coward College and the Tonic Sol-fa Movement - Yvonne Evans
  • Some Puritan Associations with Shrewsbury - Trevor Watts
  • Robert Tutchin and the Beginnings of Newport Congregational Church, Isle of Wight - P.D. Hooper
  • A Man of the Word and the Nation. A Personal Tribute to the Rev Dr R.Tudur Jones - Richard Cleaves
  • Book Reviews
  • Our Contemporaries

4.2 (Spring 2000) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Chapel Tour - Christopher Damp
  • Elsie Chamberlain 1947-1967 - Alan Argent
  • When is a Chapel no longer a Chapel? Highbury Congregational Church, Cheltenham and its First Building - A.R. Cleaves
  • Mary Higgs of Oldham - Peter Young
  • Book Reviews
  • Our Contemporaries

4.3 (Spring 2001) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Was Oliver Cromwell the father of English Protestant Nonconformity? - Barry Coward
  • Elsie Chamberlain Years of Decision 1967-1973 - Alan Argent
  • Early Catholic Contributions to Free Church Hymnody - Derek Watson
  • Some Puritan Associations with Shrewsbury - Trevor Watts
  • Reviews
  • Our Contemporaries

4.4 (Spring 2002) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • John Owen and Mansfield College - Elaine Kaye
  • Pastor Boffey's Congregational Circuit - Nigel Lemon
  • Elsie Chamberlain 1971-1980: On the Road - Alan Argent
  • Later Catholic Contributions to Free Church Hymnody - Derek Watson
  • Reviews
  • Our Contemporaries

4.5 (Spring 2003) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Chapel Tour in Perth
  • Elsie Chamberlain 1980-1991 - Alan Argent
  • A Church was Born: Old Coulsdon Congregational Church 314 314 319 321 - the Early Years 1948-1958 - Harold Cocks
  • John Stoughton's Ms Autobiography at Dr Williams's Library - Yvonne Evans
  • Obituary
  • Reviews
  • Our Contemporaries

4.6 (Spring 2004) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • A Very Late Obituary: The Revd Joseph Davies ( c 1844-1921) - Nigel Lemon
  • Margaret Stansgate - Radical Dissenter - Alan Argent
  • Samuel Newth's Ms Autobiography at Dr Williams's Library - Yvonne Evans
  • Reviews
  • Our Contemporaries

Volume 5 (2005-2009)

5.1 (Spring 2005) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Some Memorials of Bernard J Snell (1856–1934) - Alan Argent
  • Some Reflections on Events Leading to the Formation and Early Growth of the Congregational Federation - John Wilcox
  • Two Great Ecumenical Congregationalists: Margaret, Lady Stansgate and Elsie Chamberlain - Janet Wootton
  • The Congregational History Circle—The First Twenty-Five Years - Christopher J Damp
  • Chronicling Nonconformity in Wales—a Review Article - Alan Argent
  • Obituary: Graham Michael Adams - John Travell
  • Reviews
  • Our Contemporaries

5.2 (Spring 2006) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Chapel Tour - Peter Young
  • The Nonconformist Heyday—The Liberal Landslide of 1906 - Alan Argent
  • The Life of R.W.Cleaves - A.R.W.Cleaves
  • You too can climb a mountain: Schoolboy recollections of a non-conformist Nonconformist headmaster Reverend John Seldon Whale - Adrian Stanley
  • Some reflections on events leading to the formation and early growth of the Congregational Federation: Part 2 - John B Wilcox
  • The new Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: some reflections concerning Congregational church order - Jonathan C Morgan
  • Book Reviews
  • Our Contemporaries

5.3 (Spring 2007) View in PDF format pdf

  • News and Views
  • Chapel Tour - Peter Young
  • Nonconformist Companions of Honour - John Thompson
  • Congregationalists and the Abolition of the Slave Trade - Alan Argent
  • The Life of R W Cleaves: Part Two - A R W Cleaves
  • Review Article: "Strikingly Alive" - Adrian Stanley
  • Reviews
  • Our Contemporaries

5.4 (Spring 2008) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Chapel Tour - P I Young
  • Geoffrey Nuttall: A friendship in letters - Eamon Duffy
  • He wants not friends that hath thy love: Geoffrey F Nuttall as scholar and friend - Alan Argent
  • Writing the History of Congregationalism - Alan Argent
  • Colin Ewart Gunton (1941–2003): Christian Theologian and Preacher of the Gospel - Robert Pope
  • Reviews

5.5 (Spring 2009) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Chapel Tour - Peter Young
  • The Trials and Tribulations of Establishing a Theological Seminary - William D McNaughton
  • Basingstoke's Grand "Reformation Times" Bazaar 1903: Aspiring Congregationalism - Roger Ottewill
  • V S Pritchett, Sedbergh and Edwardian Congregationalism - Alan Argent
  • Reviews

5.6 (Autumn 2009) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Chapel Tour - Peter Young
  • Calvin and Congregationalism - Alan Argent
  • Boreland Bible and Missionary Society - W D McNaughton
  • The Surman Index on line - David L Wykes
  • Elnora and John Ferguson - Alan Argent
  • The Bunyan Meeting Library - Patricia Hurry
  • Reviews

Volume 6 (2010-2012)

6.1 (Spring 2010) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • "A Time of Joyful Anticipation": The Public Recognition of Congregational Pastors in Edwardian Hampshire - Roger Ottewill
  • The Glasgow Committee of the London Missionary Society 1796 to 1803 - W.D. McNaughton
  • Watts and his Readers - Jane Giscombe
  • 'Tumbledown Dick': Richard Cromwell, the second Lord Protector. Thoughts towards a Reassessment - Jonathan Morgan
  • Reviews

6.2 (Autumn 2010) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Correspondence 69 1660–2010: The Restoration of 1660 and the Churches - Alan Argent
  • Highland College - W D McNaughton
  • The Regicides - Jonathan Morgan
  • Reviews

6.3 (Spring 2011) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Correspondence
  • The Hampton Court Conference, the King James Version and the Separatists - Alan Argent
  • Locals and Cosmopolitans: Congregational Pastors in Edwardian Hampshire -Roger Ottewill
  • The Evangelical Union Academy - W D McNaughton
  • Reviews

6.4 (Autumn 2011) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Notes from the CHS secretary
  • Correspondence
  • Life and Works with Geoffrey F Nuttall - Nigel Smith
  • Thomas Wadsworth (1630-76): The Making of a Platonic Dissenter - Marilyn Lewis
  • Wanderings—Spiritual and Physical: The Ministry of Robert Little - Gordon Campbell
  • Reviews

6.5 (Spring 2012) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Correspondence
  • Notes from the Secretary
  • The CHS Visit to Carrs Lane, Birmingham - Christine Denwood
  • Commemorating the 1662 Ejections in 1962 - Alan Argent
  • Scottish Congregationalism and Itinerancy - W D McNaughton
  • A Postcard from Paris in September 1944 - Lesley Dean
  • Reviews

6.6 (Autumn 2012) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Correspondence
  • The churches of the Isle of Wight during and after the Commonwealth - Paul Hooper
  • The Woman of the Manse: Recognising the Contribution of the Wives of Congregational Pastors in Edwardian Hampshire - Roger Ottewill
  • Congregationalism in Angus - Gordon A Campbell
  • Reviews
  • Index

Volume 7 (2013-2015)

7.1 (Spring 2012) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Correspondence Andrew Morton Brown of Cheltenham and a Welsh Connection - David Aldred
  • Congregationalism and the Young in the Edwardian Era: A Hampshire Perspective - Roger Ottewill
  • The Principles of Scottish Congregationalism Examined in their Historical Setting - W D McNaughton
  • Reviews

7.2 (Autumn 2013) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Correspondence
  • Notes from the Secretary
  • Obituaries
  • Elsie Chamberlain as I Knew Her - John Travell
  • The Historical and Contemporary Significance of Covenant in English Congregationalism, with Particular Reference to The Congregational Federation - Graham Akers
  • Review article: The Transformation of Congregationalism 1900–2000 - Robert Pope
  • Reviews

7.3 (Spring 2014) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Correspondence
  • Help Needed—The Angels' Voice
  • Tony Benn (1925–2014)
  • Notes from the CHS Secretary
  • The EFCC Congregational Studies Conference 2014 - Trudy Kinloch
  • Congregationalism in the Isle of Man - Gordon A Campbell
  • Women and Temperance - Meegan Griffin
  • Reviews

7.4 (Autumn 2014) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Recollections and responses to 1972
  • The Morning after the Night Before - Richard Cleaves
  • James Cranbrook - Kathleen Chater
  • Sarah Vyrnwy Morgan: Almost a Minister - Gerard Charmley
  • 'In the Shadow of Death:' John Foster Haigh (1901–1943) and the Free Church Faculty at Changi Camp - Neil E Allison
  • Reviews

7.5 (Spring 2015) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Correspondence
  • The Secretary's Reflections on the Re-burial of Richard III
  • A Pulpit Prince - Meegan Griffin
  • 'A Unanimity of Feeling': Lymington Congregational Church in the Edwardian Era 1901–14 - Roger Ottewill
  • C Silvester Horne: Whitefield's Chapel, Congregationalism, and the Free Churches - Phillip Dunn
  • Mill Hill School in the Sixties - Mark Tinker
  • Reviews

7.6 (Autumn 2015) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Correspondence
  • Perthshire to Pittsburgh—The Ministry of Rev. John Campbell - Gordon A Campbell
  • The Atonement Controversy in the Nineteenth Century Evangelical Union and Congregational Churches of Scotland - Robert Richard
  • The Evangelical Mission of an Independent Lay Preacher, A J Stanley 1833–1902 - Meegan Griffin
  • Reviews
  • Index to vol 7

Volume 8 (2016-2017)

8.1 (Spring 2016) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial: \
    Elaine Kaye (1930–2015)
    Lord Roper of Thorney Island (1935–2016)
    Alan P F Sell (1935–2016)
  • News and Views
    Geoffrey Nuttall—a biographical memoir
    The Angel's Voice
    Overshadowing Bunhill Fields
    Under the Portico—a surprising discovery at Trinity Chapel, Brixton!
    Congregational Historical Society—Roll of Members 1950
    Forthcoming Events
    Correspondence
    Secretary's Notes
    2016—the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of the Reformation
  • A Second Chance: The Story of Rev James Colquhoun - Gordon A Campbell
  • What's in a name? Almira Lee Fowler-Ormsbee-Breakspear, 1826–1899 - Meegan Griffin
  • Reviews

8.2 (Autumn 2016) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Correspondence
  • Secretary's notes - Richard Cleaves
  • Shakespeare and Puritanism - Michael Robertson
  • The Heavens were Brass: The Great Fire of London - Timothy Ellery
  • Laurence Lee's memoirs and his account of nonconformity in Godalming -David L Wykes
  • Reviews

8.3 (Autumn 2017) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Correspondence and Feedback
  • Secretary's notes Unity in Diversity—two anniversaries re-visited - Richard Cleaves
  • 'Seditious sectaries': The Elizabeth and Jacobean underground church - Stephen Tomkins
  • History in Preaching - Alan Argent
  • 'Occupying a Proud Position in the City': Winchester Congregational Church in the Edwardian Era 1901–14 - Roger Ottewill
  • Reviews

8.4 (Autumn 2017) View in PDF format pdf

  • Editorial
  • News and Views
  • Correspondence Secretary's notes - Richard Cleaves
  • St Paul's Chapel, Hawley Road, Scenes from church life in Camden Town in the 1840s - Stephen Orchard
  • Congregationalism on the Island of Bute - Gordon A Campbell
  • Revd Henry Beresford Martin 1808–1844 - Peter Flower
  • A Congregational Church in Revolutionary Petrograd - Alan Argent
  • Reviews
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