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Joseph Parker

(1830-1902), Congregational minister

Sitter in 12 portraits
Parker preached his first sermon on a village green in 1848 and was enrolled as a lay preacher in the Methodist circuit. In 1869 he began his ministry at the oldest non-conformist church in London, the Poultry Chapel, Cheapside. It was not in a flourishing condition but was soon filled with eager congregations. His success made a new building necessary and the City Temple opened in 1876. Here Parker ministered for the rest of his life. The huge congregations that he attracted in England, Scotland, and the United States testified to a rare ability to make the Christian message relevant to his own generation. He was a prolific author, publishing more than sixty books and numerous articles.

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Joseph Parker, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3496

Joseph Parker

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink and wash, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3496

Joseph Parker, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3497

Joseph Parker

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3497

Joseph Parker, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3595

Joseph Parker

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3595

Joseph Parker, by Charles Bell Birch - NPG 2073

Joseph Parker

by Charles Bell Birch
plaster cast of bust, 1883
NPG 2073

Joseph Parker, by Frederick Tancock Palmer - NPG x12654

Joseph Parker

by Frederick Tancock Palmer
albumen cabinet card, 1870s-1880s
NPG x12654

Joseph Parker, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x127473

Joseph Parker

by Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on cream card mount, 1871
NPG x127473

Various clergymen, by and after Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax139907

Various clergymen

by and after Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1890s
NPG Ax139907

Joseph Parker, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x127474

Joseph Parker

by Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on cream card mount, 1891
NPG x127474

Joseph Parker, by E.H. Mills, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x197635

Joseph Parker

by E.H. Mills, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1891-1902; published circa 1902
NPG x197635

oseph Parker ('Men of the Day. No. 303.'), by Carlo Pellegrini - NPG D44170

oseph Parker ('Men of the Day. No. 303.')

by Carlo Pellegrini
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 19 April 1884
NPG D44170

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Joseph Parker

by Elliott & Fry
bromide print, 1871
NPG x90887

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Joseph Parker

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1871
NPG x82250

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