Ennos, George William (1889-1959)

Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

GEORGE WILLIAM ENNOS: born at Woolwich in 1889. He was educated at Shooters Hill Grammar School. After going to Cliff College he became a Lay Pastor at the London East End Mission. He was accepted for the Primitive Methodist Ministry in 1921 and his first appointment was to pioneering work in the South Yorkshire Mission. He served also in Braintree, St. Austell, Falmouth, Hadnall, Bristol Fishponds, Andover, Bishops Castle, Holsworthy, and Hale, where a breakdown in health brought on an enforced retirement. The physical weakness of his last two years was borne with triumphant fortitude. 

His ministry was characterized by an earnest evangelical zeal to bring others to the knowledge of the redeeming grace of God in Jesus Christ. His supreme vocation in life was preaching, which to him was always an opportunity to convince, persuade, and obtain a verdict for his Master; and to achieve this result he diligently prepared his message with much reading, thought, and prayer. The result was that as a preacher he was original and arresting. He also possessed a remarkable gift of extempore prayer which brought inspiration and strength to all who heard him. He was greatly beloved in the houses of his people, charming them with his humorous and buoyant spirit, and manifesting a marked tenderness to those in trouble and suffering. 

He was called home on 20 May 1959, in the seventieth year of his age and the thirty-seventh of his ministry.


George was born on 4 March 1889 at Woolwich, Kent, to parents George William, a clerk at Woolwich Royal Arsenal,  and Rosetta.

George was working as a shorthand and typewriting clerk in 1911.

He married Ellen Pepperell (1881-1950) in the spring of 1915 at Bridgewater, Somerset. Records identify one child.

  • Margaret E Ennos (b1916)

George died on 20 May 1959 at Bridgewater, Somerset.


  • 1921 S Yorks Mission
  • 1922 Braintree
  • 1925 St Austell
  • 1927 Falmouth
  • 1929 Hadnall
  • 1931 Bristol V
  • 1933 Bristol Fish’s
  • 1942 Andover
  • 1945 Bishops Castle &c
  • 1950 Holsworthy
  • 1953 Hayle
  • 1957 Bridgewater (S)


Methodist Minutes 1959/203

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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