EDWARDS, Edward Stanley 1872 - 1950

Obituary from the Minutes of the Methodist Conference 1950, page 143

Born at Accrington in 1872. He was educated at Kingswood School, After training at Richmond College, he spent thirty-two years in the Mysore District of India.

He was joint author of a dictionary of the New Testament in Kanarese. His Christian fervour and spiritual attractiveness greatly influenced the boys of the High School of Mysore City.

Returning to England in 1927, he travelled in the Leamington, Birmingham (Belmont Row), and Bromsgrove (New Road) Circuits, Whether in Indian or in English circuits, his ministry was always a lavish giving of himself to others in affection and service.

In 1938 he became a Supernumerary in the Blackwell Circuit. His active work ceased after a road accident, but his gracious influence was felt by all who knew him.

After he was unable to preach, he was a regular worshipper at Blackwell, and was always most appreciative of the pulpit ministrations of others. He was the soul of Christian courtesy.

Always afraid of giving trouble to others, he attempted more than his strength would allow. Gentle and gracious in speech and manner, he was a saint with a lovable spirit.

After being laid aside for several months he passed into fuller life on 27th February 1950, in his seventy-eighth year and the fifty-fifth of his ministry.

©Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes 1950

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