IBBOTSON, John 1872 - 1950

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

Born at Sheffield in 1872. He entered the Ministry of the United Methodist Church in 1900 and was trained at Victoria Park College, Manchester, and Manchester University.

With the exception of one term of four years in London (Brixton), most of his circuits were situated in the North of England.

Everywhere he served with faithfulness and distinction. He was a Sheffield man, and was never tired of reminding his friends in the south of this proud fact.

In 1942 he retired from the active Ministry and settled in Bognor Regis; but during the war he took charge of the work at Littlehampton. In 1946 he resumed his retirement but the preaching of the Gospel was his delight to the end.

Increasing age seemed to make little difference to his power in the pulpit.

Suddenly his call to the Homeland came on 25th January 1950, in the seventy-eighth year of his life and the fiftieth of his ministry.

©Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes 1950

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