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    Charles Haddon Spurgeon, born at Kolvedon, Essex, June 19, 1834.

    Converted at Colchester, January 6, 1850.

    Admitted to Church membership at Newnmarket, April 4, 1850.

    Baptized in the river Lark, at Isleham, May 3, 1850.

    Becomes Pastor of Waterbeach Baptist Chapel, 1851.

    First literary effort, No. 1 of Waterbeach Tracts, published 1853.

    Preaches at New Park Street Chapel, London, for the first time, December, 1853.

    Accepts Pastorate of New Park Street Chapel, April, 1854.

    First sermon in the “New Park Street Pulpit,” published January, 1855.

    First preaches at Exeter Hall, February, 1855.

    Mr. T. W. Medhurst becomes C. H. Spurgeon’s first ministerial student, July, 1855.

    Marries Miss Susannah Thompson, January 8, 1856.

    Metropolitan Tabernacle Building Committee formed, June, 1856.

    Twin sore Thomas and Charles born, September 20, 1856.

    Surrey Gardens Music Hall Disaster, October 19, 1856.

    Services recommenced at the Music Hall, November 23, 1856.

    A second student accepted by C. H. Spurgeon and the Pastor’s College practically founded, 1857.

    Preaches to 23,654 persons at the Crystal Palace on Fast Day, October 7, 1857.

    Foundation Stone of the Metropolitan Tabernacle laid, August 16, 1859.

    Visits Paris and is eulogized in the Roman Catholic Press of that city, February, 1860.

    Preaches in Calvin’s gown and pulpit at Geneva, 1860.

    Metropolitan Tabernacle opened with a great prayer meeting, March 18, 1861.

    The famous “Baptismal Regeneration” sermon preached, June 5, 1864.

    Metropolitan Tabernacle Colportage Association founded, 1866.

    Sunday services, each attended by 20,000 persons, held at the Agricultural Hall, Islington, during the renovation of the Metropolitan Tabernacle, March 24 to April 21, 1867.

    Stockwell Orphanage (Boys’ side) founded, 1867.

    Foundation Stone of the Pastors’ College Building laid, October 14, 1873.

    Mrs. Spurgeon’s Book Fund inaugurated, 1875.

    Girls’ Orphanage founded, 1879.

    Jubilee Celebrations and presentation of testimonial (£4,500), June 18 and 19, 1884.

    First “Down-grade” paper published in The Sword mad the Trowel,” August, 1887.

    Witherawal from the Baptist Union, October, 1887.

    Last sermon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, June 7, 1891.

    Goes to Mentone for the last time, October 26, 1891.

    Passes away, January 31, 1892.

    Interred at Norwood Cemetery, February 11, 1892.

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