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Charles Phillips Cape (1874-1945)

Charles Phillips Cape was born at Hackney in London. He was educated at Tottenham Grammar School and trained for the Wesleyan ministry at Richmond College. Cape served as a missionary in India from 1898 to 1916 and again from 1919 to 1922 after two years as a circuit minister in Plymouth.

Cape had a wide knowledge of Islam and was particularly noted for his pioneering work among the oucast and criminal Doms of the city of Benares. In 1914 he visited Fiji at the invitation of the Australian Methodist Church to advise on work among Indian immigrant workers.

He returned to home circuit work in 1922 and superannuated in 1945 just a few weeks before his death.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1945

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