JACKSON, Thomas Edgar 1879 - 1949

Obituary from the Minutes of the Methodist Conference 1950, page 122

Born at London in 1879. He entered the Wesleyan Methodist Ministry in 1905 after training at Richmond. Almost the whole of his active ministry was spent in the Home Counties, mostly in London itself. Before entering the Ministry he was in the legal profession at Kidderminster, and this training proved most valuable in the administration of his various churches.

While in the Finchley and Hendon Circuit, he was largely responsible for building the Burnt Oak Mission.

Retiring in 1939, he became principal of a preparatory school in Harrow, and spent the rest of his life in that district.

His interests were wide. He was a Rotarian, served the local Y.M.C.A. at Harrow, and acted as chaplain to Harrow Hospital, where his pastoral services were greatly appreciated.

He had a most lovable disposition, and everyone found in him a friend and a counsellor. His Christianity was essentially cheerful, and he gave courage and hope to all who came into contact with him.

A reader of good books, he was able to impart much helpful knowledge and instruction, not only in the pulpit but, even more, through smaller groups.

He was active up to the end, and it came as a great shock to his many friends when, after a short illness, he passed to Higher Service on the 19th August 1949, at the age of seventy and in the forty-fourth year of his ministry.

©Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes 1950

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