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Stephen Kessell (1863–1941)

The Rev Stephen Kessell has died after 51 years' ministerial work with the Primitive Methodist Church. His first charge was at Penrith in 1890, and he was secretary of the Primitive Methodist Conference in the year before Methodist Union. Going to South Australia in 1905, he remained there for 15 years, returning to New South Wales to take charge of Singleton in 1920. He was minister of Hamilton and Hornsby before becoming a supernumerary in 1930. Since then he resided in Chatswood, assisting in the churches of this and adjoining circuits.

A service in Chatswood South Methodist Chutch, before the function at Northern Suburbs Crematorium was conducted by the president of the conference, the Rev W. N. Lock. The address was given by the Rev W. Mills Robson.

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'Kessell, Stephen (1863–1941)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 May 2024.

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14 September, 1863
Cornwall, England


15 July, 1941 (aged 77)
Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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