Pulpit, pew and personality in a Yorkshire city

The YHCT and Friends of Sheffield Cathedral, in collaboration with the Central United Reform Church, is delighted to invite you to:


An Afternoon Exploration

By Clyde Binfield.

Central United Reformed Church is celebrating the Tercentenary of Nether Chapel: This Lecture explores 300 years of what has shaped Sheffield, Yorkshire, and the Nation.

Clyde Binfield is Professor Emeritus in History, University of Sheffield.

The event will take place on Saturday, 28 February at  Central United Reformed Church, Norfolk Street in Sheffield. A buffet lunch will be served at 1pm, with the lecture starting at 2pm, and tea to finish at 3.30pm.

Admission is £5, to include lunch, the lecture and tea. For a booking form, please call Vanessa White on Tel: 07786 656883, or email vanbarassociates@gmail.com

This very early Spring Event is collaboration by Yorkshire Historical Churches Trust, the Friends of Sheffield Cathedral and Central United Reformed Church, to celebrate the Tercentenary of Nether Chapel, Sheffield.

Central United Reformed Church worships on the site of Nether Chapel, one of the Sheffield Congregational Churches which united to form Central in 1963. Nether was a secession (1714/15) from Upper Chapel (now Unitarian) and Upper had grown from the congregation gathered by James Fisher, Vicar of Sheffield from 1646 until his ejectment from the Parish Church (now the Cathedral) after the Restoration of Charles 11.

This story of secession and dissension, of obstinate personalities and local rivalries, also describes the fashioning of a community, a civic society in which differing understandings of authority, organisation, and belief were shaped, tolerated, and accommodated. It is a matter for celebration.