1839-1926

1839, London, England.

1926, Northwood, London, England

Holy Trinity churchyard, Northwood.

Charles was the son of John Christien, a school teacher, the family originating from France. Charles was educated in Devonshire and was brought up in the Church of England. He became a Wesleyan minister in 1859, his first church being at Holsworthy, Devon. He married Adela Ann Rayner in 1873 at Doncaster, South Yorkshire, where he was serving the church and the community.

Christien’s literary work for religious journals both in Britain and America were closely read. A number of these survive in the British Library and the Oxford Bodleian Library. Christien traveled the circuits of England serving the church for 67 years, retiring age 84 . His works include:

  1. Full Surrender