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 John Conder

John Conder

Birth
Wimpole, South Cambridgeshire District, Cambridgeshire, England
Death 30 May 1781 (aged 66)
London Borough of Hackney, Greater London, England
Burial London Borough of Islington, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 22619 · View Source
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Nonconformist minister and hymn writer. He was born into a strongly Nonconformist family at Wimpole, Cambridgeshire, and preached his first sermon as an Independent (Nonconformist) in 1738. He had a successful ministry in Cambridge until 1754, when he moved close to London to become President of the Independent College, Homerton, an influential centre of the training of preachers and of the study of education, which was in the next century relocated to Cambridge and eventually became part of Cambridge University. In 1762 he was appointed Minister of a chapel at Moorfields in the City of London, where he served until his death. He was a noted preacher. His hymns include "Christ Watches O'er the Embers"; he wrote the last lines of the epitaph on his headstone: "I have sinned / I have repented - I have trusted / I have loved - - - I rest / I shall rise / and through the grace of Christ / however unworthy / I shall reign."

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  • Added: 4 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22619
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Conder (3 Jun 1714–30 May 1781), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22619, citing Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, London Borough of Islington, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .