Spivey, Charles Herbert (1873-1954)

Christian Messenger 1914

Early years

Charles was born on 23 November 1873 at Filey, Yorkshire, to parents Charles and Jane. Charles, senior, was a PM Minister.


From his student days Charles was a great admirer of Dr. Alexander Maclaren, and the constant aim in his ministry was to emulate this high standard of Biblical exposition. As a pastor and preacher he will be remembered as a wise expositor of God’s Word. Yet an early business training in industry made it impossible for him to allow untidiness or carelessness in church administration, and accordingly he sought always to apply the same principles of integrity and careful management to church affairs as he had learned in his early training, and was a careful and exact administrator in circuit and District affairs.


Charles married Annie Mayfield Wright (1877-1956) in the spring of 1904 at Sheffield, Yorkshire. Census returns identify one child.

  • Ronald Vincent (1906-1986) – a PM Minister

Charles died on 15 March 1954 at Torquay, Devon.


  • Hartley
  • 1900 Bath I
  • 1901 Hereford
  • 1903 Wolverton
  • 1909 Leicester
  • 1910 Penzance
  • 1915 Chichester
  • 1918 Aldershot
  • 1919 Sheffield III
  • 1920 Norwich II
  • 1927 Yarmouth
  • 1931 Tarporley
  • 1937 Yarmouth (S)


Methodist Minutes 1954/136

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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