ALLCOCK, George Edward 1876 - 1951

Obituary from the Minutes of the Methodist Conference 1952, page 128

Born at Derby in 1876. He entered the Ministry in 1899 and spent a pre-collegiate year at Burton-on-Trent before entering Didsbury College.
He became a Supernumerary in 1939, and elected to live at West Bridgford.

Nine years of his active ministry were spent in Nottingham circuits, and with twelve years of his retirement he lived twenty-one years of his life in the Nottingham District.

His fine Christian character and unassuming ability made him greatly beloved in all his circuits, and he served his Master and the Church with an eager devotion which few could match.

Wherever he laboured the work of God prospered under his inspired leadership. He had an outstanding genius for friendship.

Old and young gave him their confidence. A tireless and devoted pastor, he was ever spending himself in ministering to his people.

Intense and eager by nature, he lived earnestly and with joyous zeal. He prepared for the pulpit with great care and then proclaimed the Word given to him with natural fervour.

A passionate love for Jesus Christ drew him inexorably onward. He was a lovable man, rich in friendships, sympathetic and gentle in all his dealings.

A man of highest principle, and of disciplined life, he served God and the Church with scrupulous integrity.

His warmth of heart evoked the affection and confidence oj all his colleagues and all his people.

He died on 1st November 1951, in the seventy- fifth year of his life, and the fiftieth of his ministry.

©Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes 1952

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