HUDSON, Benjamin Brook 1784 -1865

Obituary Minutes of Conference 1865

Who was born February 14th, 1784, at Holmfirth, and died at Hull, July 23rd,1865.

When twenty years of age, at a religious service to which he and his sinful companions had gone inorder to scoff, he was deeply convinced of sin.

Under the ministry of the late Revs. Thomas Wood and William Hill, he was made a “partaker of Christ,” and brought into fellowship with His church.

After seeking to be useful in various other ways, he delivered his first sermon at Shipley, in the year 1808. Two years later, he was admitted on trial for the Methodist ministry, and appointed to the Ayr Circuit.

He laboured with much faithfulness and acceptance, in England and Scotland, for forty-one years.

In 1851 he was compelled, by the failure of his strength, to retire from active service.

So long as his health permitted, he continued to preach and to conduct band and class meetings.

His last days were peaceful. During a gradual decay, he felt comforted and supported by the truths which he had so long preached to others. “My hope,” said he, “is built solely and entirely on the ‘Rock of Ages.’

‘This all my hope, and all my plea,

For me the Saviour died.'”

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