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James Hudson Taylor (1832-1905) was an English missionary to China; he founded the China Inland Mission, one of the largest and Christian movements in the world.

This website honours the great man by people from his home town of Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

We are immensly proud of his work and of the millions of people that have followed in his footsteps for over a century and the organisation that he inspired through his faith in Jesus Christ.   Link to the Overseas Mission Fellowship

Matthew 13:57(NIV)
[Jesus said]
“A prophet is not without honour except in his own town and in his own home.”

Barnsley's Lamproom Theatre 2011
Hudson Tahlors original church building is now the Lamproom Theatre
Hudson Taylor's original Church building
Lamproom Theatre viewed from Town End
Hudson Taylor's original Church building

NEWS:   The Hudson Taylor Trail in Barnsley is now open.   Follow the red wall plates
Trail Map HERE


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It's time to make a movie about the life of Hudson Taylor.     Click Here for details



Hudson Taylor's family church building STILL STANDS in a quiet Barnsley backstreet.
It is really old, simple and beautiful. It is a legally protected building under English law due to it's special historic interest.

Christians still worship there - it is a Church!

Two "BLUE Heritage Plaques" mark the birthplace of Hudson Taylor at the Pharmacy on Cheapside.    One is in simplified Chinese language and the other in English.      The location is still a pharmacy - Boots the Chemist.



Hudson Taylor Trail

Pitt Street Church
Hudson taylor's Church was to the left of Temperance Hall.
Hudson taylor's Church was to the left of Temperance Hall
below: Emmanuel Methodist Church
Pitt Street people moved to Emmanuel in 2003
below: Salem Chapel on Blucher Street
Huidson's family moved here from Pitt Street following a disagreement on doctrine.
Hudson Taylor preached in this church.


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Questions or comments? Get in touch with us at:

Email Hudson Taylor group

Dr. John Foster MBE, 200 Spark Lane, Mapplewell, Barnsley, England, S75 6AF

click here for a map of the trail