Rose, Albert Ernest (1873-1957)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1926
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1926

Early years

Albert was born in 1873 at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, to parents William Rose and Frances Jemima Warner. William was a PM Minister.

As a son of the manse, Albert took his place in active Christian service as a local preacher in Sheffield, during which time he experienced the call to the ministry. Prior to entering the ministry Albert worked as a watchmaker.


His obituary records that his ministry throughout was marked by conscientious and diligent service, and not least his high regard for the pastoral office. Possessed of a bright, happy personality, a keen and vigorous mind, and an abounding measure of friendliness, he endeared himself to his people. Desiring of no other honour than the affection of the people he served, he loved and was loved by young and old alike, and shared with them unstintingly his interests, humour, advice, and Christian understanding; for all were his friends and he a friend to all. Even to the last his attention continued faithful to his vocation, as was evidenced in an unfinished manuscript on his desk entitled ‘Sermons which make a Man’.


Albert married Ada Smith (1868-1946) in the summer of 1902 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire.

Albert died on 15 April 1957 at Heacham, Norfolk.


  • Hartley
  • 1898 Beccles & Bungay
  • 1900 Nottingham
  • 1901 Stowmarket
  • 1903 Burton on Trent
  • 1906 Thetford
  • 1910 Wisbech
  • 1913 Sheffield III
  • 1918 Southport II
  • 1923 Leeds X
  • 1926 Rotherham
  • 1927 Leeds II
  • 1929 Docking
  • 1936 Docking (Sup)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1926/668

Methodist Minutes 1957/210

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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