Ap­ril 9, 1830, St. Ma­ry’s Chare, Hex­ham-on-Tyne, Eng­land.

No­vem­ber 28, 1902.

Hampstead Cemetery, Hampstead, London, England.


Parker was the son of a stone­ma­son, and hus­band of Em­ma Jane Com­mon.

Her was in­flu­enced by Chart­ist Tho­mas Coop­er and Li­ber­a­tion­ist Ed­ward Miall, and was as­so­ci­at­ed with Joseph Cow­en in New­cas­tle.

A well known or­a­tor, he spoke at Hay­don Bridge and Wall, and be­came a Con­gre­ga­tion­al min­is­ter, work­ing in Ban­bu­ry and Man­ches­ter. He was al­so one of the found­ers of the Ci­ty Tem­ple in Lon­don, which op­ened in 1874.

He twice served as chair­man of the Lon­don Con­gre­ga­tion­al Board and twice chair­man of the Con­gre­ga­tion­al Un­ion of Eng­land and Wales.

His writings in­clude:

  1. God Holds the Key
    • He Holds the Key