THE Methodist minister known as the “barefoot preacher” has been given his walking papers from the Ebenezer and Rices churches in St Philip, where he has been preaching for the past year.
Reverend William St Clair, an American, whose unorthodox manner of preaching barefoot brought a new dimension to Methodism, has been transferred to Shrewsbury – a smaller, more remote church in the parish – and ordered to put on his shoes.
The SUNDAY SUN understands that the transfer has angered some members of his congregation and created a deep division among Methodists, especially in the Ebenezer circuit.
Members of Ebenezer and Rices inundated this newspaper with calls last week indicating that they were not happy that St Clair had been transferred and that they would be going with him wherever he went.
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