The Reverend John Charles Carlile (c.1861 - 16 August 1941) was a Baptist minister.

Born in London of Scottish parents, he trained for the ministry at Spurgeon's College. He was minister of the Baptist Church on Abbey Street, Bermondsey from 1884 - 1893, in which year he was elected minister of Trinity Baptist Church, Marylebone.

From 1891 - 1897 he was a member of the London School Board, representing Southwark.

In 1898 he took over a congregation in Folkestone, Kent, returning to London in the 1920s. In 1921 he was elected President of the Baptist Union, and for many years was the editor of Baptist Times.

He died at his home in Clissold Court, Stoke Newington, in August 1941, aged 80, and was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium.


  • Labour Problems in the Light of the Gospel: A Paper Read Before the Baptist Union of Great Britain and Ireland, on Thursday, April 27th, 1893
  • Alexander MacLaren: The Man and His Message, a Character Sketch, Partridge, 1901
  • The Story of the English Baptists James Clarke & Co., 1905 [1]
  • Christian Union in Social Service, Pilgrim Press, 1913
  • Folkestone During the War. A Record of the Town's Life and Work, F J Parsons Ltd, 1919 [2]
  • A Colony of Heaven, Hodder & Stoughton, 1920
  • The Challenging Christ. The Work of Christ in the Lives of Men, Kingsgate Press, 1932
  • The Greatest Adventure: Story Talks to Boys and Girls, James Clark & Company
  • Portraits of Jesus, Drawn by Himself, Religious Tract Society, 1933
  • C.H. Spurgeon, an interpretative biography, The Religious Tract Society and The Kingsgate Press, 1934
  • My Life's Little Day, Blackie, 1935

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