Stephens, John
1772-1841; e.m. 1792

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WM minister born on 8 February 1772 in Cornwall. A distinguished preacher, he was elected President of the 1827 Conference, which had to deal with the protests arising out of the Leeds Organ Case. He showed himself to be a staunch defender of what he perceived as Wesleyan discipline. Forced to retire in 1834 on health grounds, he lived for a time in seclusion and died at Brixton Hill, London on 29 Jamuary 1841.

  • Wesley and his Successors (1895) pp.121-22

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