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James Courtenay Jacobs (1907-69)

James Courtenay Jacobs was born in Paddington, London. He was a founder member of the Young Laymen's League and was accepted for the Wesleyan ministry in 1927. He trained at Didsbury College and was appointed to the South China District in 1930. Jacobs served overseas for fifteen years in very difficult conditions. He returned to England in 1945 and served in home circuits until failing health forced him into premature retirement in 1965.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1969

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