Ernest Aldom French (1868-1962)
Ernest Aldom French was born in Taunton, and was educated locally at Queen's College. He trained for the Wesleyan ministry at Didsbury College and was ordained in 1893. French was a passionate evangelist and served much of his ministry in city missions. He founded the Dome Mission in Brighton before going on to spend sixteen years at the Tooting Mission in London.
In 1928 he was appointed Secretary of the Methodist Union Committee and spent the next four years touring the country, arguing the merits of union. He then served as Secretary of the Commemoration Fund followed by two years at the Home Mission Department and retirement from the active ministry in 1938.
Source: Minutes of Conference 1956