FOGG, Leslie Charles 1888 - 1951

Obituary from the Minutes of the Methodist Conference 1952, page 126

Born at Burton-on-Trent in 1888, began to preach when only sixteen. Work as a lay agent and training at Handsworth were the prelude to a varied and vigorous ministry.

His sympathetic nature made him an ideal pastor. His preaching was tender, yet robust. His character and demeanour betokened the saint.

At Greenwich he established a centre where the unemployed found cheer and fellowship.

Both in England and France he did excellent work as a padre ; and in the second world war, when superintendent at St. Albans, he ministered to hospital patients sent to that area from London, and also served as officiating chaplain to the R.A.F.

In Sheffield Carver Street Circuit, though his former vigour was waning, he revealed—as administrator, preacher and pastor—his entire devotion to his calling.

He never spared himself, and there can be little doubt that his sacrificial service brought on the breakdown in health which necessitated his retirement in 1950.

Always a kindly man, his own illness seemed but to increase his compassion.

He had started to preach again only the day before the call to higher service came, on 22nd October 1951, in his sixty-third year and the thirty-seventh of his ministry.

©Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes 1952

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