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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District]

The Rev. T. F. Jones

The Rev. T. F. Jones, Pastor of the Wesleyan Church at Woolston, is a native of South Wales. He was convented as a youth, and began to preach at the age of eighteen, when he was enlisted by the Rev. James Buller for service in New Zealand. After a term at Three Kings' College, he entered the ministry in 1882, and proved to be diligent, careful and methodical, and specially successful in the removal of debts on country churches, and in the erection of new sanctuaries. For five years he was stationed at Waitara, where the church membership more than doubled itself during his pastorate. Subsequently he ministered in the Taranaki Street Circuit, Wellington. Mr. Jones was for some time sub-editor of the “Advocate,” and he was Secretary of the District Synod for five years.