Fawcett, Arthur (1869-1935)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1922
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1922

Early years

Arthur was born in 1869 at Reading, Berkshire, to parents Samuel and Annie. Samuel, a brick-maker and farmer, was a local preacher.  Arthur’s brother George also became a PM Minister.

Arthur was brought to his conversion decision by a Sunday school teacher. He was nurtured through the ministries of Revs G.E. Butt and A. Beavan before spending two years at Hartley, where he was recognised as an outstanding student.


Arthur maintained this reputation in all his circuits, and his sermons were models of thoughtful, earnest preaching. Many were won for Christ by his advocacy. Arthur excelled in the pastoral office, and his people found him the embodiment of Christian courtesy.


Arthur married Minnie Barrett (1874-1963) in the summer of 1898 at Bromley, Kent. Census returns identify two children.

  • Arthur Clifford (1903-1987) – a school teacher (1935)
  • Donald Barrett (1910-1995) – a bank clerk (1935)

Arthur died on 25 May 1935 at Loughborough, Leicestershire.


  • Hartley
  • 1894 Croydon
  • 1897 Docking
  • 1898 Tunbridge Wells
  • 1901 Bedford
  • 1906 Croydon
  • 1911 Luton
  • 1916 Loughborough
  • 1921 Dunstable
  • 1926 Wellingborough
  • 1930 Kentish Town


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1922/776

Methodist Minutes 1935/214

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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