Wakerley, John Edward
1858-1923; e.m. 1882

WM minister, born at Melton Mowbray on 12 November 1858, the eldest son of a brick and tile maker, John Wakerley. Trained at Didsbury and Handsworth Colleges, he was noted for his evangelistic work, especially in the open air and as a Home Missionary at St John's Square, Clerkenwell (1890-1904) and East Ham (1904-1911). He was the first minister appointed to Westminster Central Hall (1911-1914), but left in poor health, becoming Chairman of the East Anglia District in 1914, Secretary of the Conference, 1917-1921 and President of the Conference, 1922. He died at Castleford, Yorks, on 4 September 1923. His younger brother was the Leicester architect, Arthur Wakerley.

  • Methodist Recorder, 20 July 1922; 6 September 1923