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James John Heady (1885-1972)

James John Heady was born at Bletchley of Methodist parentage. He became a pupil teacher at Fenny Stratford and from there went as a Queen's Scholar to Westminster College in 1904. After teaching for five years at a school at Garstang in Lancashire, Heady trained for the Wesleyan ministry at Headingley.

Heady served as a missionary in China from 1913 to 1950, with two intervals of one year each as a circuit minister in Britain. After his final return to England, he was appointed to the Kingston on Thames Circuit until superannuation in 1954.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1972

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