JONES, RICHARD ('Glan Alaw'; 1838 - 1925), minister (Presb.)

Name: Richard Jones
Pseudonym: Glan Alaw
Date of birth: 1838
Date of death: 1925
Gender: Male
Occupation: minister (Presb.)
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Isaac Samuel Lloyd

Born 3 June 1838 in Llanfachraeth, Anglesey. Initially he was a shoemaker and poet. In 1875 he was called to serve the home mission at Millom, Cumberland, and stayed there for about 6 years. He moved from there to Holyhead where he continued to preach. In January 1884 he was called to be pastor of Brynrefail church, Caernarfonshire. His culture was self-acquired for his path to the ministry led him neither to Clynnog school nor Bala College. Nevertheless, he was a refined thinker and understood several languages. He preached alongside the giants of his denomination, though it was as an expositor that he was most prominent. He married twice, and raised a large family. He published two commentaries and a lecture, whilst a volume of his poetry and sermons was published posthumously by his children. He died 4 February 1925.


Published date: 2001

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