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Clement Noble Mylne (1885-1970)

Clement Noble Mylne was educated at Shebbear College and was the last candidate to be accepted for the Bible Christian ministry before that Church was merged into the United Methodist Church in 1907. Immediately after ordination, he joined the mission to West China and worked primarily with the Nosu or I-chia tribe. Between 1912 and 1917 he built up a network of schools, bible study groups and churches across an area half the size of Wales.

Forced to return to England by ill health in 1917, Milne worked in home circuits before returning to China in 1921. Ill health again forced his withdrawel from missionary work in 1927. He served the remainder of his ministry in home circuits. Throughout World War 2, he lived in the Channel Islands and was an outspoken defender of human rights during the German occupation.

Source: Oliver Beckerlegge, United Methodist Ministers and their Circuits 1797-1932 (1968), William Leary, Ministers and their Circuits 1969-1989 and Methodist Recorder 1970, February 5th, 6.

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