PAGE, Frank Astrop 1872-1961

Obituary from the Minutes of the Methodist Conference 1962, p189

 FRANK ASTROP PAGE : Born at Hull in 1872. He entered the Ministry of the United Methodist Free Churches in 1899, was accepted by the Annual Assembly for a "Home Immediate" appointment, and was sent to the London XI Circuit.

After three years of fruitful ministry he went to Limehouse, where he proved himself a true pastor of young and old alike. Thereafter he served in Callington, Exeter, Castleford, Kirkwhelpington, Elham, Framlingham, St Austell, Somerton, Hawarden, Hull and Stanley (Co. Durham).

He became a supernumary in 1937 and went to live in Teignmouth, where his help, especially during the war, was greatly valued. In 1948 he went to Canada, and there served two years with the Home Missions Department of the United Church of Canada at White River. On relinquishing this work, he settled in London, Ontario.

For the last two and a half years of his life he was in Parkwood Hospital, where he bore good witness for his Master and was a source of great help to all with whom he came in contact. He is remembered with thankfulness for his complete and unselfish devotion, and for his gentle and gracious humility. Throughout his ministry he maintained the spirit of the true evangelist. By both his teaching and his life he commended his Saviour to all who knew him. He died on 30 May 1961, in the sixty-second year of his ministry and the eighty-ninth of his age.

© Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes 1962

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