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William Edwin Sangster (1900-60)

William Edwin Sangster was born in London. He served for a short time in the army during the closing months of World War I and then trained for the Wesleyan ministry at Handsworth and Richmond.

He was ordained in 1922 and soon displayed outstanding abilities as a preacher. In 1939 he was appointed to Westminster Central Hall where he established a national reputation.

Sangster was elected President of Conference in 1950 and in 1955 was appointed General Secretary of the Home Mission Department.

He was compelled by ill health to retire in 1959.

Sangster was a gifted writer whose works proved very popular in Britain and the United States.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1960 and Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974)

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