Rennison, George (1862-1937)

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1918
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1918
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1918
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1918

Early years

George was born in 1862 at Bridlington, Yorkshire to parents Thomas and Jane. Thomas was a joiner.

The 1881 census return identifies that George also trained as a joiner.

George was led into the experience of Christ by his Sunday school teacher.


His obituary records that George was a most lovable man, blessed with the natural gifts and graces so desirable in a minister of Jesus Christ. Preaching the gospel was his first delight and pastoral work was always attractive to him, whilst his gracious spirit was a potent factor for good. He was a bright and cheerful personality, a hard-working man, faithful to his duties. Christian thought and practice made him very sympathetic, and his love for the children was a most marked feature of his ministry.

Following superannuation, George was an active supernumerary in the Higher Openshaw circuit, Manchester.


George married Lilly Reynolds (1869-1949) in the summer of 1891 at Chester, Cheshire. Census returns identify four children.

  • Amy (b1892)
  • Doris (1893-1975)
  • Lucy (1896-1968)
  • May (1904-1989)

George died on 15 January 1937 at Audenshaw, Manchester.


  • Hartley
  • 1887 Preston Brook
  • 1889 St Day
  • 1891 Plymouth
  • 1893 Newtown
  • 1895 Talke
  • 1899 Wrexham
  • 1901 Chester III
  • 1904 Market Drayton
  • 1905 Burnley II
  • 1909 Foxhill Bank
  • 1912 Rochdale
  • 1915 Lydbrook
  • 1918 Hereford
  • 1921 Presteign
  • 1924 Wigan
  • 1927 Manchester (S)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1918/856

Methodist Minutes 1937/196

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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