27 January 2004

Former Methodist President dies

It is with regret that the Methodist Church announces that the Rev A Kingsley Lloyd, former President of the Methodist Conference in Britain, died on Saturday 24 January, at the age of 100.

The Rev A Kingsley Lloyd had been the eldest surviving former President, having chaired Methodism's governing body at its 1964 Conference in Sheffield, the highlight of a long and distinguished career.

Mr Lloyd was born in Dudley on 2 November 1903, and educated at Kingswood School and Richmond. His ministerial appointments included London Harrow (1926-29), London Kilburn and Hampstead (1929-31), Bedford (1931-36), London Finsbury Park (1936-39), Biggleswade (1939-44), Cambridge (1944-47) and London Enfield (1947-52).

Between 1952-69 he served the British Methodist Church in the Department for Connexional Funds, where he was instrumental in establishing national systems for pensions, housing and central finance to support the work of ministers and churches. He retired to Royston, Hertfordshire, in 1969.

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