Baggott, James Lambert (1878-1952)

Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

JAMES LAMBERT BAGGOTT: born at Blaydon in 1878. He received his training at Hartley College and entered the ministry in 1904. Though he was a north countryman by birth, the whole of his ministry was spent in the south and west of England with the exception of his last two circuits. He came to Boston in 1941 from Norfolk and eventually became a Supernumerary in 1946, residing in the Boston Circuit. Here he continued to exercise a gracious ministry both in the pulpit and as chaplain to a number of hospitals and institutions. Throughout his ministry he was a most effective preacher, his fine voice and clear articulation adding point and power to the message he proclaimed, and that message was always of Christ, the risen Lord and Redeemer. He early displayed a taste and ability in the realm of music, and during his college career was organist and choirmaster of the college. This gift has been graciously exercised in the service of the Church, and his interpretation of the hymns of the faith was in itself an inspiration and blessing. Until some twelve months before his death he maintained his vigour of body and mind and it appeared that he would still have a number of years of service before him, but a serious illness developed from which he made a partial recovery some months later but never regaining his former vitality. He passed away on 29th April 1952, in the seventy-third year of his age and the forty-seventh year of his ministry.

Family

James was born on 29 May 1878 at Blaydon, Co. Durham, to parents Henry, a glass bottle blower, and Mary Ann.

Before entering the ministry, James worked as an insurance clerk (1901).

He married Mary Catherine Burton (1867-1960) in the spring of 1913 at Sittingbourne, Kent.

James died on 29 April 1952 at Boston, Lincolnshire.

Circuits

  • Hartley
  • 1904 Tunstall
  • 1905 Harrow
  • 1906 Andover
  • 1908 Sheerness
  • 1913 Glastonbury
  • 1918 Poole
  • 1923 Motcombe
  • 1930 Midsomer norton
  • 1933 Glastonbury
  • 1934 Somerset Miss
  • 1937 E Dereham
  • 1941 Boston West St
  • 1946 Boston West St (Sup)

References

Methodist Minutes 1952/151

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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