Christian thoroughness, a memorial sketch of T. A. Shillington

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byJohn Dwyer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1875 Excerpt: ... VII. CHURCH WORK OF WIDER RANGE. Mr Shillington's activity and usefulness were not merely local. Belonging to a section of the Church whose organization is very compact and very complete, and which seeks to employ in every available way the talent of those who are technically called "laymen," he found at an early date a congenial sphere of action, which he continued to fill with increasing efficiency until laid aside by his last affliction. His first appearauce in connection with the more general interests of Methodism appears to have been in the year 1827. That year the Conference was held for the first time in Belfast, the late Rev. Richard Watson being President: and Mr. Shillington attended the meeting of the Chapel Fund Committee as the representative of the Newry District. He was further appointed to act as one of the treasurers of the fund, which indicated that even then a high opinion was formed of his ability and wisdom. It was at that time the custom to change the lay treasurer frequently, so that he did not continue in that office very long; but in the year 1861 he was reappointed to it, holding it until his death in conjunction successively with the Rev. Messrs. William Crook, senr., John Nelson, and W. Guard Price. In the business of the Chapel Committee he always took a special interest. Originated as it was in the part of the country to which he belonged, and in a time of serious connexional agitation, and having been mainly organized by his own father, it were no wonder if he had attached to it an exaggerated and even exclusive importance. Such, however, was not the case. He took for many years a leading part in its management, but he was quite prepared to take his share in other departments of service, and in the course of a long and active...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1875 Excerpt: ... VII. CHURCH WORK OF WIDER RANGE. Mr Shillington's activity and usefulness were not merely local. Belonging to a section of the C...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217457347

ISBN - 13:9780217457347

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