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Boddy, Alexander and Mary
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Alexander Alfred Boddy (1854–1930) and Mary Boddy (née Pollock) (1855–1928), a Church of England clergyman and his wife, played major roles in establishing the Pentecostal movement in the UK, its development in Western Europe, and encouraging it across the English-speaking world. They also served for many years in a parish church amongst the industrial workers of one of the busiest shipbuilding ports in the world.

Both were raised in clergy families: Alexander was brought up in Red Banks, Cheetham, a poor district of Manchester, then rapidly expanding and ind…

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Wakefield, Gavin, “Boddy, Alexander and Mary”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Conny Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 04 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2019

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