Ventnor : Methodist Church



The Church closed in 2008. The Memorial plaques are now held at the Ventnor Heritage Museum,
to whom thanks are due for allowing me to photograph the Memorial plaques.

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Roll of Honour WW I

For full details see Ventnor Methodist Church Roll of Honour
(Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight)




BESWITHERICK, Paul Moyle Robins
IN MEMORIAM
P.M.R. BESWITHERICK,
BIBLE CHRISTIAN MINISTER
DIED AT VENTNOR APRIL 1861,
AGED 24 YEARS
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"HIS "SUN IS GONE DOWN WHILE IT WAS YET DAY."
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INTERRED IN BONCHURCH OLD CHURCHYARD




COOMBES, Charles Henry
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
C.H. COOMBES,
BIBLE CHRISTIAN MINISTER
DIED AT VENTNOR MAY 1894,
AGED 28 YEARS
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"RISEN HIGHER."
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INTERRED IN VENTNOR CEMETERY.




HARVEY, Robert
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ROBERT HARVEY, EVANGELIST,
WHO LEFT EARTH FOR HEAVEN DEC 24TH 1899,
AGED 63 YEARS.
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FOR 43 YEARS HE WAS A DEVOTED MEMBER OF THIS
CHURCH, AND HIGHLY ESTEEMED LAY PREACHER OF
THE SHANKLIN CIRCUIT.
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HE WAS UNTIRING IN HIS ZEAL FOR THE MASTER WHO
MADE HIM AN EMINENTLY SUCCESSFUL "FISHER OF MEN."
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"THEY THAT TURN MANY TO RIGHTEOUSNESS SHALL
SHINE AS THE STARS FOR EVER AND EVER."




INGRAM, George Francis
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
GEORGE FRANCIS INGRAM,
AND IN GRATEFUL ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THE MANY
SERVICES RENDERED BY HIM TO THIS CHURCH AND
CIRCUIT AND ESPECIALLY FOR HIS VALUABLE WORK
AS A LOCAL PREACHER FOR FORTY YEARS
IN LABOURS MORE ABUNDANT. 2.COR. CI.23.
BORN 16TH AUGUST 1844,
DIED 25TH DECEMBER 1907.




INGRAM, Henry
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
HENRY INGRAM,
BORN AT GODSHILL JAN 6TH 1802,
DIED AT VENTNOR OCT 15TH 1884.
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AS A MEMBER OF THE METHODIST SOCIETY
FOR NEARLY 60 YEARS, AS A CLASS LEADER AND
LOCAL PREACHER FOR 58 YEARS AND IN OTHER
LABOURS IN THE CHURCH HE WAS AN EXAMPLE
OF THE BELIEVERS IN WORD, IN CHARITY, IN SPIRIT,
IN FAITH, IN PURITY.
"GOD GIVETH TO A MAN THAT IS GOOD IN HIS
SIGHT WISDOM KNOWLEDGE AND JOY."




INGRAM, Henry
IN
AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
HENRY INGRAM
THIS TABLET IS ERECTED BY FRIENDS IN THE
SANCTUARY HE LOVED. EARLY DEVOTED TO GOD
HE LONG AND FAITHFULLY HELD OFFICE
IN THE METHODIST CHURCH.
EARNEST PIETY, HABITUAL KINDNESS, UNSPARING DILIGENCE
AND UNSTINTED GENEROSITY MARKED HIS LIFE TRUSTING
ONLY IN THE SAVIOUR HIS END WAS PEACE.
"NOT SLOTHFUL IN BUSINESS FERVENT IN SPIRIT
SERVING THE LORD."
"A SUCCOURER OF MANY."
BORN AT COWES, MAY 20TH 1836.
DIED AT VENTNOR, OCT. 16TH 1894.




KINGSWELL, Oliver Edgar
KINGSWELL, Lucy May
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN LOVING MEMORY OF
OLIVER EDGAR KINGSWELL,
BORN 1875 - DIED 1946,
AND OF HIS WIFE,
LUCY MAY KINGSWELL,
BORN 1873 - DIED 1933,
Who from their earliest days to the end of their lives
served God diligently, generously, and wholeheartedly
in this Church in which at various times they held many
Offices in the Society, the Trust and the Sunday School.
"Their name liveth for evermore."




MEDLEY, Robert
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ROBERT MEDLEY
AND IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF
THE LONG AND FAITHFUL SERVICE
WHICH, AS CLASS LEADER
SUNDAY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT,
AND LOCAL PREACHER
RENDERED TO GOD, AND TO THIS CHURCH;
BORN 7TH JULY 1833,
DIED 15TH APRIL 1903.
"PATIENT CONTINUANCE IN WELL-DOING."
ROM. II.7.

Death registered in Wandsworth




WOODNUTT, Desmond
WITH THANKSGIVING TO GOD
AND IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF
DESMOND WOODNUTT, R.E.
A LOCAL PREACHER AND OFFICER OF THIS CHURCH
KILLED IN ACTION WITH HIS COMMANDO 9TH JUNE 1941
AND LAID TO REST BY A RIVER IN SYRIA
His Lieutenant wrote of him.
"A TRUE AND ARDENT CHRISTIAN."

CWGC record

Biographical information (Memorials and Monuments on the Isle of Wight)

Credits : all photos and transcriptions by Geoff Allan