chapter  VI
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Manchester College, York

FoR thirty-seven years the work of the College was carried on at York under the direction of Charles Wellbeloved, minister of the St. Saviourgate Chapel, who was Divinity tutor for the whole of that time. He was thirty-four when he took up the work and seventy-one when he laid it down -a longer term of service than that of any teacher in our line of Academies up to that time, and since exceeded only by Kenrick, Martineau and Carpenter. It was a notable period in the history of the College, which carried it through some anxious years to a position of assured stability, not only in the matter of finance, but even more in the confidence and loyal support of the religious community of Liberal Dissent, to the service of which it was primarily devoted.