Taken from Cubbon
A Monthly Journal of General and Local Methodist News. First published January,
1893. Price one penny. Douglas: Clucas and Fargher, Mona's Herald Office. The
size of the page in 1903-4 was 270x215, and from 1905 onwards 292x230.
From October, 1932, the title was altered to " The Manx Methodist Church Record." The celebration of the Methodist Union took place in September, 1932.
The first issues contain articles on the history of Methodism in the Isle of
Man by the Revs. W. T. Radcliffe, Humphrey Jutsum, and others, the former's
" Manx Wesleyan Methodism " in the issues for
January to April, 1893,being especially noteworthy. There are also interesting
notes of the Peel fishing fleet in Ireland throughout Vols. 1 and 2, and a valuable
feature up to the end of 1894 was the inclusion of portraits and biographical
sketches of notable Manx Methodists, as follows:-
Volume 1 averaged 14 to 16 pages per number; vols 2-12 averaged 8
pages; vols. 13-21 varied from 12 to 16; and from vol. 22 onwards the
average was 24.
The price from the commencement up to 1919 was one penny, during 1920-21 1½d., and afterwards twopence.
The editors and dates of their retirements were as follows:-
Rev. T. Rippon, October, 1895.
Rev. Sidney Mees, October, 1898.
Rev. H. J. Sugden, October, 1901.
Rev. W. H. Heap, January, 1905.
Rev. Arthur Whetnall, October, 1907.
Rev. John W. Hall, March, 1910.
Rev. W. J. Hartley, October, 1913.
Rev. C. Copeland Smith, July, 1914.
Rev. J.Wesley Davies, September, 1916.
Rev. J. T. Salisbury.
Rev. R. W. Pickeregill, August, 1918.
R. G. Fargher(Douglas), July, 1933.
J. K. Gawne (Peel).