Sadd, Herbert John (1882-1953)

Christian Messenger 1914
Herbert John Sadd from the Southampton Circuit records
Supplied by Vicky Green

Early years

Herbert was born in 1882 at Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, to parents John and Sarah. John worked in the woollen cloth industry.


Herbert entered the Primitive Methodist ministry in 1907, after a period of training at Hartley College. His ministry lay mainly in country circuits, in a type of work which he loved and for which he was peculiarly fitted. After the first world war, while at Southampton, he had a breakdown, and for six years was a Supernumerary, returning to the active work in 1928. He was a man of deep spiritual life, with a simple, sincere faith, and an alert mind which he kept up to date to the end of his life. He read widely and his sermons, enriched by his reading, were greatly appreciated by his hearers. He was a faithful pastor endearing himself to both young and old. He possessed a rich humour, a warm friendliness, and a charm of personality which won him many loyal friends.


Herbert died on 16 July 1953 at Newbury, Berkshire.


  • Hartley
  • 1907 Newport & Cowes
  • 1911 Plymouth
  • 1914 Hitchin
  • 1916 Exmouth
  • 1921 Southampton I
  • 1922 Supernum
  • 1928 Southampton (Ac)
  • 1931 Cheadle
  • 1934 Biddulph
  • 1937 Hungerford
  • 1944 Newbury
  • 1949 Newbury (S)


Methodist Minutes 1954/115

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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