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Luke, John
1849-1916; e.m. 1871

BC minister, born in Cornwall on 7 December 1849 and apprenticed to an iron founder before becoming a teacher in South Wales and a hired local preacher for one year in 1870. He was very much a social reformer and loved debate on any public platform. He was Connexional Secretary 1896-99 and Secretary of the Chapel Committee for nine years, and was President of the BC Conference two years running, 1900 and 1901, and of the UM Conference in 1912. He was a BC representative at the Ecumenical Methodist Conference in 1901. He died on 13 August 1916.

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