Bender contracted with Clarkson & Company: Advertising Contractors to circulate Food for Thinking Christians. In turn, they advertised in the October 14, 1881, Sheffield newspapers for fifty boys to circulate Zion’s Watch Tower tracts. Sheffield was an industrial city with a population of 284,508. If the tract generated interest we do not know it. As was true of the rest of the United Kingdom, the congregation in Sheffield grew slowly. We know of an evangelist active in Sheffield in 1890. In 1903, they reported seventeen at the Lord’s Supper. We do not have more details.
Hudson's Bible Students in Britain associates a John Green with Sheffield. Who was he?