Haynes, Herbert (1880-1962)

Transcription of Obituary in Minutes of Methodist Conference

Born at Riddings, Derbyshire. in 1880. Becoming first a chemist’s assistant, he received his call to the Ministry through the Christian Endeavour Society.

Leaving Hartley College in 1906, he served at Ripley, Lymm and Altrincham, Marple, Goldborne and Lowton, Macclesfield, Clun,  Kidderminster, Blackburn. Manchester and Chester.

Throughout his ministry he was a faithful pastor who cared deeply for his people, bringing inspiration and hope to the discouraged and despondent.

He carried out his duties quietly and conscientiously, tackling often the most uninviting and unspectacular tasks.

He was a keen student, and to the end he loved his books.

Endowed with a fine voice, he loved singing and good music.

One of his greatest interests was the training of Sunday School teachers, and in this field he became first District, then Connexional Secretary for the  Primitive Methodist Church.

In 1946 he retired to Kinmel Bay, near Rhyl, where he became interested in local government. was elected to the Abergele Urban District Council, and was highly esteemed by many friends outside the Church.

In 1957 he moved to Littleover, Derby. Failing health precluded active participation in Church work for the last few years, but quiet courtesy and gentle ways marked his life to the end.

He died on 26 January 1962, aged eighty-one, in the fifty-sixth year of his ministry.

©Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes 1962


Herbert was born on 29 September 1880 at Eastwood, Nottinghamshire to parents Richard, a coal miner, and Lucy.

The 1901 census records Herbert as a chemist’s assistant.

Herbert married Lily Maud Mabel Eyre (1881-1964) in the summer of 1910 at Ripley PM Chapel, Derbyshire. They had one daughter.

Herbert died on 26 January 1962 at Derby.


  • Hartley
  • 1906 Ripley
  • 1909 Lymm
  • 1913 Marple
  • 1918 Lowton
  • 1922 Macclesfield
  • 1926 Clun
  • 1929 Kidderminster
  • 1933 Blackburn
  • 1936 Manchester Prest &c
  • 1940 Chester Hunt St
  • 1946 Rhyl (Sup)


Methodist Minutes1962/206

Who’s Who in Methodism 1933 

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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