Cooke, Corbett

Cooke, Corbett an English Wesleyan minister was born at Felmingham, Norfolk, December 2, 1787. He commenced his ministry in 1809; was chairman of a district for twenty-seven years; retired to Guernsey after a ministry of half a century, where, blind but happy, he performed various pastoral duties until his death, May 16, 1866. Mr. Cooke was an argumentative and practical preacher, and his manner was simple and dignified, earnest and persuasive. He. wrote Strictures on a Pamphlet, entitled An Attempt to Show that Election is Beneficial to Many and Injurious to None: The History of Apostolical Succession (new ed. Lond. 1840, 12mo): — The Opinions of Reverend John Wesley in Reference to the Relation of Methodism to the Established Church (Exeter, 1844, 12mo): — A Plain Statement of Facts (ibid. 1835, 12mo): — Church Membership; Serm. on Acts 2:47 (Lond. 1862, 12mo). See A Memorial Volume of the Reverend Corbett Cooke (Lond. 1868, 8vo); Minutes of the British Conference, 1866, page 31; Stevenson, Wesleyan Hymn-book and its Associations (Lond. 1870), page 367; Osborne, Meth. Bibliography, page 87; Meth. Magazine (Lond. 1866), page 941.

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