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Wesley Historical Society
Record of Officers
1893 to the present day

President

1893 - 1907  Rev. Richard Green
1908 - 1933  Rev. Dr John S. Simon
1934 – 1936 Rev. John Telford BA
1937 – 1940 Mr. Edmund Sykes Lamplough
1941 – 1955 Rev. Francis F. Bretherton BA
1956 – 1963 Rev. W. Lamplough  Doughty BA BD
1964 – 1974 Rev. Dr. Maldwyn Edwards
1975 – 1979 Rev. Dr. John C. Bowmer
1980 – 1995 Rev. A. Raymond George MA BD
1996 – 2010 Rev. Dr. John A. Newton CBE
2011 -           Professor Edward Royle

President Emeritus

1981 – 2000 Rev. Dr. John C. Bowmer
1996 – 1998 Rev. A. Raymond George MA BD
2011 -           Rev. Dr. John A Newton CBE

General Secretary

1893 – 1896 Rev. Richard Green
1897 – 1899 Rev. Frederick M. Parkinson
1897 – 1902 Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Sharpe
1902 – 1904 Rev. Marmaduke Riggall
1904 -  1918 Rev John W. Crake
1919 -  1920 Rev. J. Conder Nattrass BA BD
1920 - 1948 Rev. Francis F. Bretherton BA
1949 – 1961 Rev. Dr Frank Baker
1962 -  1980 Rev. Thomas Shaw
1981 – 2007 Dr. E. Dorothy Graham
2008-            Dr. John A. Hargreaves

Assistant Secretary

1930 – 1950 Miss. Constance M. Bretherton
1961 – 1962 Rev. Thomas Shaw
1980 – 1981 Dr. E. Dorothy Graham
2006 – 2007 Dr. John A. Hargreaves 

Minutes Secretary

1893 – 1905 Rev. Richard Green
1906 – 1927 Rev. Marmaduke Riggall
1928 – 1945 Rev. Dr. Archibald Harrison
1946 – 1948 Rev. Dr. Frank Baker

Editors

1893 – 1907 Rev. Richard Green
1893 – 1902 Rev. Dr R. Waddy Moss
1903 – 1909 Rev. Henry J Foster
1907 – 1918 Rev. J. Conder Nattrass BA BD
1910 – 1925 Rev. Thomas E. Brigden
1919 – 1920 Rev. Francis F. Bretherton BA
1920 - 1925 Rev. J Conder Nattrass BA BD
1920 – 1944 Rev. Dr. Archibald W. Harrison
1936 – 1948 Rev. Francis F. Bretherton BA
1947 – 1961 Rev. Wesley F. Swift
1962 – 1980 Rev. Dr John C. Bowmer
1981 – 2011 Mr. E. Alan Rose BA
2011 -           Dr. David Ceri Jones
2011 -           Deacon Dr. Ronald Aitchison

Indexer of the Proceedings

1897 – 1905 Mr. Francis M. Jackson
1906 – 1935 Rev. Robert S. Armsby BA
1936 – 1947 Mr. Leslie T. Daw MA
1981 – 2006 Dr. John A. Vickers      
2007 -           Mrs. Mary Madden

Book Reviews Editor

2003 – 2009 Rev. Gilbert D. Braithwaite MA

Proceedings Distribution Manager

2007 -           Rev. Terence Hurst BA

Manuscript Journal Secretary

1906 – 1930 Rev. Francis F. Bretherton BA
1940 – 1944 Mr. J. L. Spedding
1950 – 1961 Rev. Dr. John C, Bowmer
1962  - 1971 Dr. John A Vickers

Treasurer

1897 – 1908 Rev. G. Stringer Rowe
1898 – 1902 Rev. Dr. R Waddy Moss
1909 – 1919 Mr. George Stampe
1920 – 1935 Mr .Bernard C. Stampe
1936 – 1959 Mr. Herbert Ibberson
1960 – 1964 Mr. Sydney Walton CBE
1965 – 1984 Mr. Rowland C. Swift
1985 – 2002 Mr. Ralph Wilkinson FCA
2003 – 2007 Mr. Nicholas J. Page FLCM
2008 -           Mr. Keith Rothery ACMA

Auditor

1922 – 1939 Mr. H. Ward
1940 – 1951 Dr. Duncan Coomer
1952 – 1963 Mr. John F. Mills
1964 – 1967 Mr. B. P. M. Hollow
1968 – 1977 Mr. F. Hammond
1978 – 1985 Mr. A. C. Sargent BA, FCA
1986 – 1994 Mr. B. Taylor FCA
1995 – 2006 Mr. R. J. Hudson FCA

Independent Examiner of Accounts

2008 -           Mr. John Devey FCCA

Registrar

1943 – 1950 Rev. Dr. Frank Baker
1951 – 1952 Miss Constance M. Bretherton
1952 – 1963 Mr. Rowland C. Swift
1964 – 1969 Miss Joan Gilbert
1970 – 1976 Rev. Kenneth B. Garlick
1977 – 1984 Mr. C. Rowland Swift
1985 – 1994 Mrs. Vivienne E. Vickers
1995 -          Rev. Donald H. Ryan M Th

Residential Conference Secretary

1982 – 1986 Rev. Peter Howard MA BD
1987 – 1993 Rev. Tim S. A, Macquiban MA
1994 – 1997 Rev. Colin A. Smith LL.B
1998 – 2007 Mrs. Sheila J. Himsworth BA
2008 -          Rev. Dr David J. Hart

Publishing Manager 

1949 – 2000 Mr. Alfred A. Taberer FRCO

Publications Manager

2002 – 2003 Rev. Colin C. Short B Sc, BD
2006 – 2010 Mrs. Norma Virgoe BA

Publications Editor

2011 -           Prof. David J. Jeremy

Marketing Officer

2003 – 2005 Dr. Peter S. Forsaith
2008 -          Mrs. Sheila J. Himsworht BA

Librarian

1952 – 1968 Mr. L. E, S, Guteridge
1976 – 1993 Rev. Kenneth B. Garlick
1994 – 1995 Mrs. Joyce Banks
1996 – 2001 Dr. John A. Vickers
2002 -          Dr. John H. Lenton

Assistant Librarian

1986 – 1993 Mrs Joyce Banks
1998 – 2001 Dr. John H. Lenton
2008 – 2010 Dr. E. Dorothy Graham

Correspondent in the U.S.A.

1963 – 1999 Rev. Dr Frank Baker

Exhibitions Secretary   

1964 – 1970  Alderman Horace Hird MS FSA
1971 – 1981 Mr. William Leary BA
1982 – 1997 Rev. William Leary BA
1998 – 2002 Dr. Peter S. Forsaith

Local Branches of the Wesley Historical Society Secretary

1972 – 1980 Mr. E. Alan Rose BA
1982 – 1987 Rev. Thomas Shaw
1988 – 2007 Mr. Roger F. S. Thorne JP C Eng

Regional Methodist Historical Societies Liaison Office

2008 – 2009 Mr. Roger F. S. Thorne JP C Eng
2010 -          Prof. Michael Collins

Webmaster

2003 – Rev. Donald H. Ryan M Th

Elected Member

1998 – 1999 Mr. D. A. Barton
2000 – 2003 Rev. Gilbert D Braithwaite MA
2004 – 2007 Rev. Terence Hurst BA
2008 – 2009 Mr. Christopher Swinson OBE
2010 -           Mr. D. Colin Dews B Ed, M Phil

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