Jones, Charles William (1906-1958)

Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

CHARLES WILLIAM JONES: born in Farnborough, Hants, in 1906. He was brought up as an Anglican, but became a Methodist by conviction, influenced particularly by the doctrine of the priesthood of all believers. After training at Hartley College and probation in East Anglia, his ministry was spent on the borders of Lancashire and Yorkshire. In the West Riding of Yorkshire he found his real sphere of work and was privileged to see the growth of the churches in his care. 

He was a gifted and able preacher, a faithful and sagacious pastor, and a wise statesman in the affairs of the Church. He was a keen student of the mind, and as a psychologist his aid was acknowledged by medical men. Had he had the physical energy to keep a ‘case-book’ it would have been invaluable. Disease claimed him early—indeed, unrecognized symptoms were present even in his student days. Yet by living strictly under medical supervision he continued in the full work. 

He was called home on 10th January 1958, in the fifty-second year of his life and the thirtieth of his ministry.


Charles was born on 27 April 1906 at Farnborough, Hampshire, to parents Charles William Jones, a police constable (1911), and Gertrude Love Perham.

He married Mabel Stella Harris (1906-1988) in the summer of 1932 at Christchurch, Hampshire.       

Charles died on 10 January 1958 at the General Infirmary, Leeds, Yorkshire.


  • Hartley
  • 1928 Colchester
  • 1930 Thetford
  • 1932 Welshpool
  • 1933 Burnley
  • 1935 Barnoldswick
  • 1938 Leeds Armley
  • 1942 Leeds S
  • 1944 Bacup
  • 1947 Batley Zion
  • 1953 Dewsbury


Methodist Minutes 1958/186

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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