John Seddon

Founder of the Warrington Academy

The Revd. John Seddon followed Charles Owen in the Ministry at Cairo Street Chapel or Sankey Street Chapel as it was then known. The son of a dissenting Minister born in Hereford and educated at Caleb Rotherham’s Academy in Kendal, he campaigned and fund raised tirelessly for the establishment in 1757 of The Warrington Academy.

He was a lecturer at the Academy, its Secretary and Minister of the Chapel. Active in many spheres of dissenting and town life, John Seddon was the first President of The Warrington Public Library.