Fourth Parish Priest – A greatly loved teacher. Edward Godwin came to Longton after six years as a curate in Banbury. A Doctor of Divinity he was a teacher from both Oscott and Cotton. During his seven year stay he completely won the hearts of his congregation of 2,300, especially those of the young. During his Ministry he:
Visited the schools daily
Enlarged the Baptistry
Erected a memorial to Gregorians killed during World War 1
Commissioned a Stained-Glass Window in memory of Fr Stringfellow
Alfred Wittington - A former pupil of Dr Godwin
James Young Murray - He later became parish priest of Kidsgrove
James Faulconer Morgan - Chaplain to the Young Mens Society.