Gallienne, Matthieu
1812-1900; e.m. 1835

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WM minister, born on 28 August 1812 near St Peter Port, Guernsey. He was the son of a local preacher and lawyer of the same name who was one of the leaders of early Guernsey Methodism. Converted in 1831, he became a Sunday Schoolteacher and local preacher and in 1835 responded to a challenge by James Hocart to join him in the work in the south of France, where he was stationed until 1859, except for five years in Switzerland. He was elected President of the French Conference in 1859, then returned to the Channel Islands as Chairman of the District 1859-71. After seven years in the Bath, Liskeard and Bridport Circuits, he retired to Guernsey in 1878 He edited the Magazin M├ęthodiste until his eyesight failed in 1897. He died at St. Peter Port on 1 October 1900.

Two sons, Matthew (1840-1922; e.m. 1860) and Edward (b. 1843), joined him in the ministry.

  • John Waller (ed.), A Methodist Pilgrimage in France: the Journal of Matthew Gallienne, 1877 (Loughborough, 1989)
  • May Morley (ed.), The Gallienne Letters (Guernsey, [1992])