Taylor, Ewart Antliffe (1890-1918)

Ministry

A transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference by Wilson Eccles is attached. He discusses Ewart’s preaching as follows.

“His preaching was generally brief, demanding careful attention, lit up by scientific illustrations. Singularly broad in his interests, he quickly discerned what was essential, and relegated to their proper places things which, as he was fond of saying, ‘did not matter.’ He led his hearers along unknown paths to familiar sources of strength and well tried resting-places. His conclusions were strong, saving, comforting. He drew his material from deep wells, and it was fresh every time. As his preaching gained power over life and thought, people became convinced that he would have a great future in the ministry. His greatest influence, however, was exerted amongst the young Sunday School teachers and the more thoughtful local preachers. He was a teaching brother to them. Had he lived he would have excelled as a Bible lecturer.”

Family

Ewart was born on 17 December 1890 at Ipswich, Australia, to parents Joseph Alfred Taylor, a PM minister, and  Phyllis Hannah Northwood. His brother, Frederick, was also a PM minister.

Before entering the ministry Ewart worked as aledger clerk in a coal & corn office (1911).

Ewart died on 23 October 1918 at Chichester, Sussex.

Circuits

  • Hartley
  • 1915 Glasgow
  • 1916 Plymouth
  • 1917 Hereford
  • 1918 Chichester

References

PM Minutes 1919/286

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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