STACEY, George W. 1876 - 1949

Obituary from the Minutes of the Methodist Conference 1950, page 133

Born at Sheffield in 1876. His native city held a conspicuous place in his life and ministry.

Entering the Ministry of the Methodist New Connexion in 1899, he was trained at the Ranmoor Theological College in Sheffield. In 1936 he commenced an eight years’ term in the Sheffield (Carver Street) circuit, and was later appointed as a Supernumerary to the Chaplaincy of the Firths’ Almshouses in Sheffield.

He was a man of choice spirit, scholarly tastes, and wide reading. His friendships were rich and enduring:           

He was an able preacher exercising a fruitful teaching ministry, a beloved and untiring pastor and an excellent administrator. He rendered fine service to the Halifax and Bradford and Rochdale Districts of the United Methodist Church as Chairman.

Teacher-training was an outstanding feature of his ministry. He was a man of wide human interests, a musician of ability, and a lover of outdoor sports, excelling at tennis and golf.

He leaves a fragrant memory of a faithful minister of Jesus Christ, a devout soul, gracious, modest, and well-beloved.

He died, after a painful illness bravely borne, in the Royal Hospital, Sheffield, on 24th November 1949.

©Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes 1950

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