Hulme, Thomas Ferrier
1856-1942; e.m. 1878

WM minister, born on 12 March 1856 at Torquay. He served for many years in the Bristol District. From 1901 to 1903, as the last Governor of Kingswood School before the office was abolished, he saw through important changes which prepared the way for a new era in the school's life. 'I had a lot of unpleasant work to do in breaking down old prejudices… I know this made me unpopular.'

As a Separated Chairman from 1919 until his retirement in 1932, he took the lead in the restoration and endowment of the New Room, of which he wrote in Voices of the New Room (Drew Lecture, 1931). He also wrote John Wesley and his Horse (1933). He was President of the 1923 Conference. He died on 30 October 1942.

  • Methodist Recorder, 19 July 1923, 5 Nov 1942