Street’s successor, Alfred Payne, was a completely different character. He was focused entirely on the congregation and the life of the church. He aimed to be “the pastor and friend of his congregation and a welcome guest, the companion and guide of youth and the comforter of the aged and afflicted”. After 12 years of service in Newcastle his health gave way, necessitating a change of scenery, and he left for Stockport. He continued in the ministry until his death in February 1892.