Faulkner, Harry B.A. (1889-1945)

Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

HARRY FAULKNER, B.A.: born at Draycot in 1890. He was educated at Uttoxeter Grammar School and entered the teaching profession. Having received a call to the Ministry, he entered the Ministry of the Primitive Methodist Church. For twenty-two years he served with ability and devotion. His ministry had always an intensely practical and evangelical note in it. He gloried in the preaching of the Gospel of the Grace of God. Because he loved much, he shared deeply the sorrows of the members who were the sheep of his flock. No personal sacrifice was too great to make for those whom God had entrusted to his care. Behind a quiet exterior there was great courage. When wrong had to be righted or justice done to the oppressed, he could be as brave as a lion. All who walked in difficult places or were sorely tempted or feared life’s struggle turned to his comradeship as naturally as a flower turns to the sunshine. 

He rejoiced to share in the fellowship of his friends, and wherever he ministered he gained many friends. No one could be associated with him without being impressed by his winsome personality, his charm of character, and has utter devotion to Christ. Valuable service was rendered by him as a Probationers’ Correspondence tutor and as a tutor for the Methodist Study Centre. 

For many years he was handicapped by ill-health, but bravely he fulfilled the duties of his office A few weeks before his death he had a serious illness. Suddenly, on 25th July 1945, God called him and he entered into his heavenly rest, in the twenty-third year of his ministry and the fifty-fifth of his age.


Harry was born on 13 August 1889 at Draycott in Clay, Derbyshire, to parents James, a wheelwright and builder, and Elizabeth.

He married Hilda Mary Farrell in the spring of 1941 at Birmingham, Warwickshire.

Harry died on 25 July 1945 at Somerby, Leicestershire.


  • 1922 Lynn
  • 1923 Thetford
  • 1926 Nantwich
  • 1927 Watford
  • 1936 W Monmouth Mis
  • 1941 Leicester Hinckley


Methodist Minutes 1945/143

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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