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Charles Simeon

(1759—1836) Church of England clergyman


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(1759–1836),

leader of the Evangelical Revival. From 1783 he was vicar of Holy Trinity, Cambridge. At first he met with hostility, but his pastoral zeal broke down opposition and he exercised much influence among Evangelical undergraduates and ordinands. He was one of the founders of the CMS (1799). He also founded a body of trustees (the Simeon Trustees) for securing and administering Church patronage in accordance with his principles. Feast day in CW, 13 Nov.; in American BCP (1979), 12 Nov.

Subjects: Christianity.


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