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Green, John Leigh (1848–1925)

from Argus (Melbourne)

John Green, n.d.

John Green, n.d.

The Rev John Leigh Green, one of the pioneers of Methodism in Victoria, died at Gleniris yesterday. Mr Green was born in Warrington, England, in 1847 and came to Australia on the Champion of the Seas in 1855 with his parents. After attending Wesley College of which he was one of the earliest students he was appointed to the Methodist Church at Bendigo in 1872. Subsequently Mr Green ministered at Ballarat, Geelong, Lilydale, Richmond, Fitzroy, Shepparton, Murtoa, Kilmore, and other circuits. He commenced many new churches. Mr Green who was president of the Victorian Methodist Conference in 1895, retired from active work a few years ago. He leaves a widow, four sons and two daughters.

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