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Benjamin Hellier (1825-1888)

Benjamin Hellier was born into an Anglican fanily at Wick near Bristol. He was converted in early life and entered Richmond College to train for the ministry in 1844.

Hellier was appointed Assistant Tutor at Didsbury College in 1847 and he went on to spend his entire career with the Theological Institution, with the exception of six years in the circuit ministry.

He was the Classics Tutor at Richmond and Headingley before spending ten years as House Governor at Headingley.

Hellier was appointed Chairman of the Leeds District in 1886 and he commenced preparation for the extension of Methodism in the area. He died after a progressive decline in his health on March 8th 1888.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1888

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