Scott, George Tulip (1875-1955)

Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

GEORGE TULIP SCOTT: born 1875. The son of a well-known family of Gateshead, where his father served as an alderman and mayor, he became interested in Church activities at an early age, and later felt the call to preach. Trained at Hartley College, he began his ministry at Weymouth, and then moved to Hexham. From there he served as chaplain to the Forces in India and the Middle East, returning to Hexham at the end of the first world war. 

He exercised a great ministry at Carlisle (Cecil Street), where his name is often mentioned in many homes today. While there, he served with distinction as the President of the Free Church Council and as the Mayor’s chaplain, and did a great work among the unemployed in the depression years. He travelled in the Sunderland and North Shields circuits, and spent ten years at Kingsley Terrace and Dilston Road, Newcastle. He returned to Gateshead to retire, but after four years’ retirement he was asked to become an active supernumerary in the Gateshead East circuit, where his work was as fruitful as at any time of his ministry. 

He was well-known on Tyneside and greatly loved by his many friends. He had a lifelong gift for friendship, and by letters he continued to be a help and blessing to all his people. He loved preaching. He did not spare himself in his preparation, and his discriminating love for the English language was reflected in his sermons and lectures. Sensitive to the occasion, he could say the right word at the appropriate time. He was a wise administrator, a good colleague, kindly and brotherly, ever ready to speak in praise of another and to give an encouraging word. He had the grace of appreciation, and could inspire his people and make them feel a joy in their service. He loved men and women and was interested in their well being. Tyneside will remember and cherish his memory, giving thanks to God for his ministry. 

He joined the Church Triumphant on 3rd May 1955, in his eightieth year and the fifty-third of his ministry.


George was born on 31 December 1875 at Gateshead, Co. Durham, to parents John Tulip Scott, a butcher (1891), and Jane Reay Nimmo.

George died on 3 May 1955 at Gateshead, Co. Durham.


  • Hartley
  • 1902 Weymouth
  • 1904 Hull III
  • 1907 Winchester
  • 1911 Hexham
  • 1915 Chaplain H.M. Forces
  • 1917 Hexham
  • 1918 Carlisle
  • 1928 Sunderland II
  • 1931 Newcastle II
  • 1937 N Shields
  • 1942 Newcastle NW
  • 1946 Gateshead (S)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1917/688

Methodist Minutes 1955/140

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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