The death of the Revd David Gamble
11 September 2015
It is with deep sadness that the death is announced of former
President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd David Gamble.
The Revd Steve Wild, President of the Conference, said "The Revd
David Gamble was a great Christian man and a personal friend.
He has served his Lord and the Methodist Church in a wonderful way
using his gifts to the full. David was a man who relished
life and loved every day. He was the only person who could
ever make the Standing Orders of the Methodist Church funny and
often at Conference would have the assembly in stitches over some
minor point in our Constitution. At this time, our love and
prayers go to Liz and the family."
The Revd Gareth Powell, Secretary of the Conference commented,
"David will be remembered for a wide range of gifts and skills, not
least his commitment to making the Church a safer place. David
knew God's love and he proclaimed God's love in all of the varied
tasks that Methodism required of him. He enriched our connexional
life and was a pastor to many. We pray for the peace of David's
soul and offer our condolences to his wife Liz while assuring her,
and their children, Sam, Sophie and Joe of our prayers."
Dr Richard Vautrey, who was Vice-President of the Methodist
Conference alongside David in 2009, added: "Having had the
privilege and joy to travel with David during his year as President
of the Methodist Conference I saw on a daily basis how much he was
loved and respected not only in Britain but by people throughout
the world. We have lost a great friend and brother but we will
forever remain richly blessed by his ministry amongst
The Church of England has issued its own statement here, as has the EMYC Secretary.
Glenna Spencer, President of the Methodist Church, Guyana
District (MCCA) said: "The Methodist Church, Guyana District,
joins with others in expressing to the family, clergy officers
and members of the Methodist Church in Britain our sincere
condolences on the passing of former President, Rev'd David Gamble.
May his soul rest in peace, and may the good works he pursued
continued to give glory to God and inspire others."
David presiding at Communion in Bristol Cathedral, at the
welcome service for the Revd Jonathan Pye, Chair of the Bristol
District, August 2015. Photo: The Revd Chris Dobson.
Tribute from the Methodist Church in the
On behalf of the Methodist Church The Gambia, we convey our
sincere condolences on the passing of Reverend David Gamble. He
worked with the Methodist Church the Gambia, in the area of legal
aspects especially the Constitution, which was crucial in helping
the Church to Autonomy.
Many in the Gambia will remember his commitment, and his friendly
support as the Autonomy progressed. His many friends here are
shocked and saddened by his passing. The Methodist Church the
Gambia will always have fond memories of him. We thank God for
Reverend David Gamble's life and ministry. We also thank God for
the privilege of working with him.
We extend condolences to his immediate family, his wife Liz and
his children, friends and relatives as we remember his life and
ministry achievements. We also extend condolences to the Methodist
Church Britain who will miss him and his gifts and talents.
We are praying for his family and the Connexion.
May you all know God's comfort and may God grant his
consolation, love and hope.
May His soul rest in peace.
The funeral of the Revd David Gamble will take place at Muswell
Hill Methodist Church on Friday 25 September at 11.45, followed by
committal at Marylebone Crematorium at 1.00.
A Thanksgiving and Memorial Service will take place at Wesley's
Chapel, London on Saturday 31st October at 11:30am