Charles, Thomas

Charles, Thomas,

1755–1814, Welsh nonconformist clergyman. He was brought up under Methodist influence, attended Oxford (1775–78), and was ordained in the Church of England. He held curacies in Somersetshire but resigned them and returned to Bala, Wales, where in 1784 he joined the Calvinistic Methodist ChurchCalvinistic Methodist Church,
Protestant Christian denomination, closely allied to Presbyterianism. It originated in Wales (1735–36) with the evangelistic preaching of Howell Harris, Daniel Rowlands, and others.
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. Gifted in working with children, he began (1785) to establish Welsh language schools. He secured and distributed thousands of Welsh Bibles and helped to found the British and Foreign Bible Society (see Bible societiesBible societies,
a movement formed for the translation, printing, and dissemination of the Holy Scriptures; for much of its history it was predominantly Protestant, but there now is considerable Roman Catholic and Orthodox involvement.
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). At Bala in 1803, Charles established a printing press for Welsh textbooks.

Bibliography

See W. Hughes, ed., Life and Letters of the Rev. Thomas Charles (1881).

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Lacerte; a daughter, Olivia LaBaire of Clinton; five brothers, Charles, Thomas, Paul, Francis and Steven; six sisters, Carol, Linda, Marylou, Elaine and Ann; two grandchildren, Jayden and Bethanie; her mother-in-law, Antoinette Lacerte; three sister-in-laws, Mayrose, Donna and Michelle "Miki"; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Always in our thoughts, never forgotten, Betty, Mary, wife Isabel, Kathryn, Charles, Thomas.
Lacerte; a daughter, Olivia LaBaire of Clinton; five brothers, Charles, Thomas, Paul, Francis and Steven; six sisters, Carol, Linda, Marylou, Elaine and Ann; two grandchildren, Jayden and Bethanie; her mother in law, Antoinette Lacerte; three sister in laws, Mayrose, Donna and Michelle "Miki"; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Rachel House Children's Hospice: pounds 70 In loving memory of our mother and father, Mary and Charles McLelland, brother-in-law and husband Tommy Pogan, granddaughter Fiona Harte, gran and grandad McLaughlin, wife Isabel, Mary, Kathryn, Charles, Thomas.

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