Lucas, George Alfred (1873-1965)
George was born in 1873 at Westminster, London, to parents George and Susannah. George, senior, was a police constable.
George was taken to the Plumstead PM Sunday School from a young age. Later he became teacher of the young men’s Bible class. The call to preach came whilst he was in his teens. At first he declined but later accepted with ‘trembling’.
George trained as a fitter before entering the ministry. He entered Hartley college in 1897.
George served his districts as Secretary of the Sunday School, Christian Endeavour, Missionary and District Committees.
As a supernumerary George served for six years as Methodist Chaplain at Netley Hospital, Southampton, and then for two years as an Active Supernumerary at Bembridge, Isle of Wight, before retiring to Gosport, Hampshire. In 1959 he entered the Methodist Home at Shirley, Croydon.
His obituary records that George was an able preacher, diligent pastor, and keen student, exercising a blessed ministry wherever he went. Always keenly interested in people, he gave himself unreservedly to anyone who needed him.
George married Frances Catherine Garner (1870-1954) in the spring of 1908 at Nantwich, Cheshire.
George died on 20 June 1965 at Croydon, Surrey.
- 1899 Northampton I
- 1901 Whickhambrook
- 1903 Oldham IV
- 1907 Walkden
- 1910 Barrowford
- 1916 Bradford II
- 1919 Luton III
- 1922 Watford
- 1926 Harrow & Northwood
- 1930 Torquay &c
- 1935 Falmouth
- 1937 Falmouth (S)
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1927/338; 1932/649
Methodist Minutes 1965/208
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers