Samuel Walker

The Life And Testimony Of Samuel Walker

John E. Hazelton, Hold Fast:

The memory of Samuel Abraham Walker, M.A., Rector of St. Mary-le-Port, Bristol, and founder of the Clifton Conference in 1862, is gratefully cherished He was a man of spiritual force, a doughty champion on Protestant platforms and never ashamed of the creature-humbling doctrines of grace. His hand and his heart were ever with those who were one with him in Christ. The Clifton Conference continues, under the Rev. James Ormiston, as the October annual gathering of many of the Lord’s people of various sections of the one Church who assemble in the name of “the chiefest among ten thousand and the altogether lovely.”‘ A similar Conference was held at Aylestone, Leicestershire, under the auspices of George W. Straton, M.A., the rector; but upon his death it was discontinued. William Lancelot Rolleston, M.A., vicar of Scraptoft and Great Dalby in the same county, was a warm supporter of this Conference and a preacher of much acceptance; his experimental discourses were heard with delight by God’s people in the metropolis and elsewhere.

Samuel Walker (1809-1879) was a High-Calvinist Anglican preacher. Between the years 1857 and 1879, he served as Rector for St. Mary-le-Port, Clifton. “He was an earnest and eloquent preacher, and an unsparing antagonist of Ritualistic error.”