COULTHARD, George Taylor 1881 - 1962

Obituary from the Minutes of the Methodist Conference 1962, page 213

Born at Seghill, Northumberland, in 1881. He became a candidate for the Ministry in 1903, and entered Victoria Park College that year.

He spent his probation in London and in Nottingham, and then served in Bolton. North Shields, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Lowestoft, Farsley and Leeds, where in 1932 be became Secretary of the District. Then he served in Huddersfield, and from 1941-4 was Secretary of the Halifax and Huddersfield District.

Seven years of active supernumeraryship preceded his full retirement within the area of the Huddersfield circuit in which so many years had been spent.

The life and work of the Methodist Church filled his life and satisfied his soul. Preaching was always his joy, and pastoral visitation its essential complement.

His many years brought him rich friendships which he faithfully maintained. Indeed, faithfulness was always an outstanding quality of all his ministry.

He died on Easter Sunday, 22 April 1962, in the eighty-ht year of his age and the fifty-ninth of his ministry.

©Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes 1962

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