Griffiths, Douglas Allen, MBE
1898-1982; e.m. 1922

WM minister, born on 21 April 1898 at Little Drayton, Salop. He trained at Didsbury College. In 1943 he became Secretary of the Methodist Youth Department and as such initiated the Methodist Association of Youth Clubs and its London Weekends. He moved to South London in 1949, where he founded 'Friendship House' (formerly Springfield Hall), Wandsworth Road (and later another at Rotherham) and initiated luncheon clubs for the elderly, advice centres, clinics and youth clubs. He wrote on youth work and published some of his broadcast talks. He died at Rotherham on 19 September 1982.

  • Methodist Recorder,7 Oct. 1982
  • Brian Frost, with Stuart Jordan, Pioneers of Social Passion (Peterborough, 2006), pp.143-47