REES, RICHARD (1707 - 1749), Arminian Independent minister

Name: Richard Rees
Date of birth: 1707
Date of death: 1749
Gender: Male
Occupation: Arminian Independent minister
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

Born in 1707 on his family freehold, Gwernllwyn Uchaf, Dowlais, Glamorganshire, and educated at Carmarthen under Thomas Perrott. At the end of his course there (1732) he was ordained co- pastor with James Davies (died 1760) of the Independent church at Cwm-y-glo, Merthyr Tydfil; the congregation was a mixture of Calvinists and Arminians, Davies (the senior pastor) being a Calvinist. Concord endured no longer than 1747, when Rees and his fellow- Arminians seceded and formed a new church at Cefncoed-cymer - it has long since become Unitarian. Rees died in August 1749. Three of his sermons were published by Philip Charles in 1754; he was also a hymn-writer.


Published date: 1959

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