Newman Hall, an English clergyman, born in 1816. He studied at Totteridge and at Highbury college, and took the degree of A. B. at the London university; and in 1855 he took that of LL. B. and won the law scholarship. In 1842 he became minister of the Albion Congregational church, Hull. In 1854 he removed | to London, where he became pastor of Surrey chapel, Blackfriars road, known as Rowland Hill's chapel. In 1850 he opposed the general cry against what was called papal aggression. After the close of the American civil war, during which he had advocated the cause of the Union, he visited the United States, spoke frequently in the interest of international friendship, and preached before congress. In 1866 he was elected chairman of the Congregational union. He has been an earnest advocate of total abstinence, and has established at his chapel weekly lectures on secular subjects for the common people. Although he is a nonconformist, he uses the liturgical service of the church of England. He again visited the United States in 1873, and lectured in several cities.
He has published " The Christian Philosopher," an account of the death of William Gordon (London, 1849); " The Land of the Forum and the Vatican" (1853); "Lectures in America" (New York, 1868); "Sermons, and History of Surrey Chapel " (1868); "From Liverpool to St. Louis" (London, 1869); and "Pilgrim Songs," a volume of devotional poetry (1871). He has also published a number of tracts on temperance and religious subjects, of one of which, entitled "Come to Jesus," more than 1,500,000 copies have been printed in England, and it has been translated into about 30 languages. Most of his works have been republished and widely circulated in the United States. He has also edited the autobiography of his father, John Vine Hall.