DAVIES, Henry Meirion 1875 - 1950

Obituary from the Minutes of the Methodist Conference 1950, page 138

Born at Corris, Merionethshire, in 1875. He was brought up among the slate quarrymen of the neighbourhood, who took a keen interest in those days in Christian theology.

As a lad he worked in the slate quarries of Corris. Later he entered the University College of Wales at Aberystwyth for a period, until he was accepted as a candidate for the Wesleyan Ministry. He became a student at Didsbury College, Manchester.

His first circuit after leaving college was Bagillt in the First North Wales District, and for forty-one years he served the Church of Christ in the two North Wales Districts with diligence and thoroughness.

He prepared for his pulpit work very carefully, and his sermons showed wide reading and freshness of thought. A faithful minister and pastor, he excelled as Circuit Superintendent and administrator, and his counsels were of great help in the various District Committees.

For thirteen years he was Secretary of the Welsh Assembly, until in 1934 he became its President at Mold.

He became a Supernumerary in 1939, and retired to live at Barth in the Aberystwyth Circuit, where he held the important office of Secretary of the Commemoration Fund under the Welsh Assembly until his death.

For almost eleven years he continued to preach every Sunday, and his faithfulness and loyalty to our own local society there were greatly appreciated.

After months of painful illness patiently borne, this faithful servant entered into higher service on 28th January 1950, in his seventy-fifth year and the fifty-second of his ministry.

©Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes 1950

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  • Diolch yn fawr – Thank you for the contents of this page about my paternal grandfather Reverend H. Meirion Davies and for keeping his memory alive. I was born in April 1949 and just a young baby when he died in January 1950. I am however pleased and proud to say that he was able to christen me. He had a long and illustrious career in an impressive list of circuits mainly in Wales but also even serving the Welsh speaking community in Liverpool. Just a small point, he retired to Borth, near Aberystwyth (not Barth as typed !). My elder brother, my cousin and I appreciate the work you do in acknowledging the dedication and work that ministers like our grandfather (and many others..) undertook during long careers, moving circuit every three years in those days. Dymuniadau gorau/Best wishes

    By Richard Eryl Lloyd Davies (02/06/2020)

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