1718–1755

Introduction

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Born: De­cem­ber 12, 1718, Read­ing, Eng­land.

Died: Ju­ly 4, 1755, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Buried: Mo­ra­vi­an Ce­me­te­ry (Shar­on’s Gar­den), Chel­sea, Eng­land.

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Plaque on Moravian Church
Gracehill, Ireland

Biography

Cennick had thought of be­com­ing a sur­vey­or, but af­ter meet­ing the Wes­leys, he joined them in their work.

In 1740, he be­came a teach­er at Kings­wood, on the re­com­men­da­tion of John Wes­ley.

Later, he joined the Mo­ra­vi­ans, and vis­it­ed their head­quar­ters at Herrn­hut, but he spent much of his time as an itin­er­ant evan­gel­ist in Bri­tain.

A street was named af­ter him in Grace­hill, Ire­land, where the lo­cal Mo­ra­vi­an church has a plaque in his hon­or.

Publications

Additional works ap­peared post­hu­mous­ly in J. Swert­ner’s Mo­ra­vi­an Hymn Book, 1789.

Sources

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