(1787–1860), the Children's Friend, was a Scottish kirk minister, and later
an Independent (Congregationalist) divine in England. Author of numerous
devotional works, and founder of the Finsbury Chapel in London, he was
widely acknowledged as the pioneer of preaching to audiences of children and
attracting large crowds of young people to nonconformist chapels through
specially designed events and services as well as through Sunday schools. He
is also noted for his support of missionary work, and for the abolition of
slavery in the United States.
A Tribute to the Memory of the Rev. Alexander Fletcher, D.D. by the Rev.
John MacFarlane, LL.D. (1860) (pdf0
Addresses to the young
by Alexander Fletcher (1851) (pdf)
A Guide to Family Devotion
By the Late Rev. Alexander Fletcher, D.D. with a memoir of the author. (pdf)