Born: December 12, 1718, Reading, England.
Died: July 4, 1755, London, England.
Buried: Moravian Cemetery (Sharon’s Garden), Chelsea, England.
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.
Additional works appeared posthumously in J. Swertner’s Moravian Hymn Book, 1789.