John Henry Lester

LESTER, John Henry.  b. ca 1845; d. ca. 1904. He was educated at St John’s College, Cambridge (BA 1868, MA 1871). He took Holy Orders (deacon 1868, priest 1870). After beginning his career as Second Master, Crediton Grammar School, he was Diocesan Missioner, Diocese of Lichfield (1880-85, Prebendary of Lichfield 1884): for this he produced A Form of Service for a Parochial Misssion (1881). He was appointed rector of South Hackney, London (1885-90), and rector of Lexden, Essex (1890). He produced the Lichfield Church Mission Hymn Book (1883), in which six of his hymns appeared (see JJ, p. 1663). He also wrote The Special Mission and the Ordinary Church Life (1877), and The Revelation of the...

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