George Beale

Date published: 18/04/2017
© Newbury Weekly News 13 January 1893

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The funeral of the Rev. George Beale, of Craven-street, who passed away on the previous Monday, took place on Friday last. The body was conveyed to the Primitive Methodist Church, where the first part of the service was gone through, the Rev. J.H. Green and W. Scruby taking part.


A short address was given by the Rev. D. Harding, who stated that their deceased brother had for 48 years been in the ministry of their connexion, thirty-one of which were spent in active labour, and seventeen as a supernumerary. Though not a great preacher in the accepted term, he was an earnest, prodding, servant of Christ, and was made the honoured instrument of winning many souls for his Master. His goodness was his greatness, and many will be the crown of his rejoicing on the last day.


The hymn “Give me the wings of faith to rise,” having been sung, an appropriate voluntary was played as the body was removed to the church for conveyance to the Cemetery, where it was laid in sure and certain resurrection to eternal life. Several of the congregation who were present also attended the last ceremony, though inclement weather prevented all doing so.


Newbury Weekly News 13 January 1893

Mrs P. p 37 50A

Died 2 January 1893 aged 77


Also Sarah Ann Beale wife died 27 July 1911 aged 75

Missing years

Sources:Newbury Weekly News and Mrs P

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