Briggs, Charles (2)

Briggs, Charles (2), an English Congregational minister, was born at Whitwic, Leicestershire, December 27, 1827. He had a godly training, and, being converted at the age of eighteen, put forth earnest efforts to prepare himself for the ministry. He had connected himself with the Primitive Methodists, and in 1848 was called to the regular ministry in the Maidenhead Circuit. Thence he removed to Witney, Oxfordshire, and thence to Southampton, where he joined the Congregationalists, preached for them four years at Coleford, Gloucestershire, three years at Leicester, a few years at Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, and at Chatteris, Cambridgeshire. In 1868 he accepted a call to Kingswood, and there labored up to the time of his death, August 5, 1878. Mr. Briggs was a kind-hearted, genial, frank man; a sincere, devout, earnest Christian and a faithful minister. See (Lond.) Cong. Year- book, 1879, page 302.

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