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Alfred John Gedye (1898-1969)

Alfred John Gedye was born at Wuchang in China, where his father was headmaster of Wesley College.

He was educated at Kingswood School and left as soon as he was old enough to join the army. At the end of World War 1 he trained for the Wesleyan ministry at Handsworth.

Gedye served as a missionary in China for twenty-eight years. He was interned by the Japanese during World War 2 and was finally forced to return to England in 1950 after the Communist victory.

He served as a circuit minister until superannuation in 1962, after which he was appointed warden of John Wesley's Chapel, the New Room in Bristol.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1970 and Methodist Recorder July 24 1969, p.12

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