SIMONS, John Alfred 1894 - 1950

Obituary from the Minutes of the Methodist Conference 1950, page 147

Bom at Burringham, in Lincolnshire, in 1894, and was trained for the teaching profession. When the call came to become a minister of the Gospel he gave up his position as a teacher and entered the Primitive Methodist Ministry in 1924. He ministered on the Welsh border at Weobley and Ludlow, then in Market Rasen, and afterwards in a succession of Yorkshire circuits, the last of which was Ossett.

Here his health began to fail, but when he moved to Carlton in the Nottingham (East) Circuit it seemed for a time that he had recovered.

The trouble recurred, however, and the end came suddenly on 5th April 1950.

He was a man of wide knowledge and sound judgement, with administrative gifts which made him a capable Superintendent in more than one circuit. He was a fluent and sometimes eloquent speaker, but remained a teacher to the end. His pleasing personality won him many friends in all the circuits where he served.

©Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes 1950

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