History

This page does not contain a comprehensive history of Ryde Baptist Church, which remains and continues to be written. However, from time to time interesting documents or articles will appear that help us to understand where we came from and why we are here.

William Newell, First Minister of Ryde Baptist Church, 1848-1850
Baptist Magazine, Vol 41, March 1849, p.164

Ministers of Ryde Baptist Church
(originally Christ Church, Ryde)
1848 – 1850                William Newell
1850 – 1851                J H Saunders
1852 – 1854                D R Watson
1855                             James Harrison
1855                             E W Davies
1855 – 1859                Samuel Cox
1860 – 1864                J B Little
1864 – 1874                Thomas Astor Binns
1875 – 1880                J R Chamberlain
1880 – 1881                Harry Collings
1881 – 1887                William Steadman Davis
1888 – 1907                Edward Bruce Pearson
1908 – 1913                H H Turner
1914 – 1918                J E Compton
1919 – 1930                M Lister Gaunt
1931 – 1937                Herbert G Drake
1938 – 1944                P Franklin Chambers
1944 – 1946                W M Tristram
1947 – 1952                E J Willis
1953 – 1957                Walter Fancutt
1958 – 1963                Hugh Wrigley
1964 – 1966                A J Symonds
1967 – 1974                Idris L L Jones
1974 – 1981                Jeff Taylor
1981 – 1997                Gerald S Clarke
1998 – 2003                Richard G Steel
2003 – 2008                Jane R Kingsnorth
2010 – 2013                Howard J Heyburn
2015 –                          Kerry J Birch