Friday, 7 January 2011

John Stott introduces Charles Simeon

Charles Simeon (1759-1836) was the minister of Holy Trinity Church Cambridge for fifty four years. His ministry has had a huge influence, not only in his generation, but also far beyond his own lifetime through the many young ministers he discipled and through his writings and published sermons. Here is a video of John Stott giving an introduction to Simeons life and ministry, and drawing out lessons from his life.

If you want to do a bit more reading on Charles Simeon, a good place to start is Handley Moule's biography Charles Simeon: Pastor of a Generation (published by Christian Focus).