THE AUTHOR ~ Christian Henry Bateman
Born August 9, 1813 in Wyke, Scotland
Died July 27, 1889 in Carlisle, England
Christian Bateman studied in the Moravian Church. In 1843, at 30 years old, he became minister of Richmond Place Congregational Church, Edinburgh, Scotland.
After serving in Hopton, Yorkshire, Reading, and Berkshire, he took Holy Orders in the Church of England. He served as curate of St. Luke’s in Jersey (1869-1871), vicar of All Saints in Childshill, Middlesex (1871-1875), and curate of St. John’s Penymyndd, Hawarden (1877-1884).