GIBSON, Samuel (M.B.E.) 1893 - 1950
Obituary from the Minutes of the Methodist Conference 1950, page 141
Born at Patricroft, Manchester, in 1893. He H entered Ranmoor College in 1913, afterwards completing his theological training at |; Victoria College, Manchester. He volunteered for duty with the Forces during the First World War, serving in the ranks as a stretcher-bearer.
Elected to serve on the Lord Mayor’s Welfare Committee, he was, for his efficiency in this department, decorated with the M.B.E.
His post-war work in Leeds among the returned members of the Services was valuable in re-establishing contacts with the Home Church.
His last appointment was to the Jersey (Wesley Grove) Circuit, in the Channel Islands, where he applied himself with characteristic vigour to a new kind of work. In the short space of four months he had made many new friends and had ‘ inspired them to undertake aggressive work even where there was little to warrant ‘ much adventuring.
Then with dramatic suddenness, on 5th February 1950, he, ‘ finished his course ’, laid down his work, and entered into his reward. He went out ‘ fighting the good fight ‘ whilst to him the sun seemed still far above the western horizon.
©Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes 1950