'Extracts from the Journal of J A Poulier'. Begins with Poulier preaching in Negombo on 22 December 1833 and ends with his account of a service preached by Gogerly at Matura [Matara], 30 November 1834.
Rev J A Poulier
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- Dates of Creationmid 19th century
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John Adrian Poulier was born in Galle Fort, Ceylon [Sri Lanka], of European parents on 17 April 1801. He converted to Methodism in 1817 and later moved to Kalutura where he was a mission school teacher and local preacher. He entered the ministry as an assistant missionary in 1825 and assisted the Rev John M'Kenny in Kalutura with the building of the chapel and mission house. His knowledge of both English and Sinhalese enabled him to work amongst both communities and he had a long career working in many of the mission stations (including Colombo, Galle, Negombo & Matara) in the Southern District. In 1838, whilst stationed at Kandy, he married with his wife involving herself immediately with the education work of the mission. He retired to Kandy in 1875 but remained active in missionary matters until near his death on 2 June 1880.
Small, W T J, History of the Methodist Church in Ceylon 1814-1964.
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