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John William Fletcher
b. September 12, 1729 – d. August 14, 1785 • Methodist • Religious movement founder
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Fletcher, John William
Fletcher, John William (1729–85), Vicar of Madeley it Salop from 1760. (His original name was de la Fléchère.) A Swiss by birth and education, he arrived in England it 1750. Prob. late in 1753 he joined the Methodist movement (then still within the C of E) and underwent a ‘conversion’ experience in
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Fletcher, John William
Fletcher, John William (1729–1785)Leader in the Methodist Revival in EnglandBorn in Geneva, John Fletcher wanted to be a professional soldier but, impressed by the preaching of the early Methodists, he decided to enter the ministry of the Church of England. In 1760 he took charge of the parish of Madeley