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Joseph Kimber Hill (1867-1952)

Joseph Kimber Hill was born in York, the son of a distinguished Methodist layman and nephew of David Hill, the pioneering missionary to China. He was educated at the Leys School in Cambridge and offered himself for the ministry in 1886.

Hill served in China from 1890 to 1921. He covered the cost of his ministry from his private income and after returning to a circuit ministry in England paid for a substitute to take his place. During his time in China, his son died at the age of eleven months. As a result of this tragedy Hill founded an home for destitute boys at Suichow and Kwangtsi.

Hill was elected to the Legal Hundred in 1927. He superannuated in 1941.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1953

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