REES, JOHN (1770 - 1833), Calvinistic Methodist minister

Name: John Rees
Date of birth: 1770
Date of death: 1833
Gender: Male
Occupation: Calvinistic Methodist minister
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Gomer Morgan Roberts

Born 20 April 1770 at Carmarthen. As a young man he went to England to work and was converted as a result of hearing William Huntington preach in Providence chapel, London. In 1791 he went to Bristol and began to preach in one of the countess of Huntington's chapels. In 1796 he returned to Carmarthen where he joined the Methodists. In 1808 he went to London to minister to the Welsh at Wilderness-row chapel but was called to Newport, Monmouth, in 1810. He was ordained at the first Methodist ordination at the Llandeilo Association in 1811 but did not remain long in the service of the connexion in Wales. He went to the Tabernacle, Rodborough, Gloucestershire, in 1814, and thence, in 1823, to Crown Street chapel, Soho, London, where he spent the remainder of his life. He died 6 January 1833. In spite of a harsh voice he had notable gifts as a preacher and attracted crowds both in London and other towns.


Published date: 1959

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