A. Gordon James (b.1885): Biographical Entry – Writing Lives

A. Gordon James (b.1885): Biographical Entry

Born 1885 in Fulham. One of 2(?) children of a tailor and cutter. Educated at village school; Board School and Sunday School (no details). Won scholarship to Wandsworth Technical Institute. Theological student at Richmond College (1907-10). Married, 1913, with 2 daughters. Lived in and around London for most of his early life, but otherwise lived at Chertsey; Edinburgh (1929-35); Lytham St. Annes (1935-9); Preston (1939-?); Bournemouth.

First employed as a clerk in the Civil Service (for a few years), and then as junior bank clerk, during which time he took serious interest in religion and devoted rest of his life to the active ministry of the Methodist Church, employed for periods by the West London Mission and the Edinburgh Mission.

Founder-member of The Fellowship of the Kingdom; Sunday School teacher.

The narrative makes interesting though brief comments on the author’s ‘unpleasant’ schooldays but is otherwise concerned with theological matters and his life-long work for the Methodist Church.

Cited Work:

376 James A. Gordon, ‘A Soul Remembering, by A. Gordon James. An Intimate Autobiography’, TS, with MS amendments, pp.93 (c.23,000 words). Brunel University Library.

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