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Christopher Hopper (1722-1802)

Christopher Hopper was born in County Durham and worked as a school teacher before entering the Wesleyan itinerancy in 1750. He accompanied John Wesley during the tour of Scotland in 1751, which introduced Methodism to that country and Wesley later placed him in charge of Northern Methodism.

In 1780 Hopper was appointed to preside over the Conference in Wesley's absence. He retired from the itinerancy in 1790 but continued to preach and remained one of the most respected figures in the Connexion.

Source: Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974) and Dictionary of Evangelical Biography 1739-1860, edited by Donald M. Lewis (1995)

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