William Syers Leach

Photo:Rev W S C Leach, c1915

Rev W S C Leach, c1915

Englesea Brook Chapel 30e/01

Photo:Mrs Leach

Mrs Leach

Englesea Brook Museum 30f/01

1882-1943

By Jill Barber

Early years

Born 1882, in Birkenhead. Went to Elmfield College, York, a Primitive Methodist school.  He always wanted to be a preacher of the Gospel, and on leaving Elmfield became a local preacher in his home circuit in Birkenhead. 

Ministry

After a year in circuit work, he entered Hartley College, Manchester, for training. He loved good books, and was recognised as a preacher of rare ability and power. 

He was appointed General Committee Delegate of the York and Scarborough District to the Uniting Conference in 1932. 

He died on 23 May 1943.

Circuits

1905 Manchester IV
1906 Hartley
1908 Wakefield I
1909 Falmouth
1910 Canterbury
1911 Rochdale
1913 Wisbech
1915 Leicester II
1919 Clayton West
1921 Littleborough
1924 Sturminster New
1927 Glastonbury
1928 Maidenhead
1930 Malton
1933 Horncastle
1934 Northampton
1935 Pontypool
1936 Pontypool (Supernumary)

References

Minutes of Methodist Conference 1943, p137

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