He was born inFalmouth and trained at Handsworth College. The interest in and concern for individuals which marked his ministry were reflected in his many books and articles in the Methodist Recorder. He began writing for children, then for Sunday School teachers, and his sketches and talks for women's meetings made him a popular author (especially in his 'Mary-Martha' series) as far afield as America and Australia. His wife was 'Sister Lily', one of the West London Mission's 'Sisters of the People'. He died at Nuneaton on 28 December 1959.