Roe, Harvey
1854-1934; e.m. 1878

PM minister (em 1878), born at Cheddleton, Staffs, to Anglican parents. His brothers Roe, David and Bryan Roe (1859-96; em 1885) were both WM ministers. Harvey entered the PM ministry and trained at the Sunderland PM Theological Institute. In 1885 he was sent to St George's Bay, West Africa, but ill-health caused by a shipwreck off the coast of Sierra Leone curtailed the appointment and he returned to England after a year. He made a significant contribution to establishing Primitive Methodism north-westwards from London. The circuits in which he itinerated were Watford (1895-1901) and Northwood (1902-09), and he established sixteen societies, including Harrow, Weldon Crescent; Northwood, High Street; and Watford, St Alban's Road: in all three cases the Leeds PM architects Howdill, Thomas were employed for the new chapels. He was appointed to lead the PM Birmingham Forward Movement in 1909. He retired to Harrow in 1923 and died on 7 December 1934.

  • Minutes of Conference 1935
  • W. Leary, Directory of PM Ministers and their Circuits (Loughborough, 1990), p. 178.

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