Wigley family

Albert John Wigley (1863-1941; e.m. 1888), PM minister and pacifist, born in Hereford, served for 30 years on the British Christian Endeavour Union's National Council. He died on 14 June 1941. Two of his sons entered the PM ministry.

Henry Townsend Wigley (1893-1970; e.m. 1917), born in Glasgow, trained for the PM ministry at Hartley College. He served with the Wesley Guild 1933-1939 as Young Methodist Secretary 1933-1939 and as Christian Endeavour Union President (1933-1936), and from 1945 to1952 was General Secretary of the FCFC.' At the 1931 MethodistChurch Congress he spoke on 'Christlikeness'. He died on 26 May 1970.

Alfred Lanceley Wigley (born in Liverpool on 7 January 1901; e.m. 1928; died on 28 December 1985) was the father of David L. Wigley (1932-2015), who, after a career with a multinational corporation, was Chief Executive for the MHA from 1982 to 1997, overseeing significant extensions to its work. He was also the first chairman of VOICES, an association representing voluntary organisations caring for older people and for seventeen years was chairman of governors at Rydal School and then Rydal Penrhos School. He died on 10 January 2015.

  • Methodist Recorder, 11 June 1970; 23 January 1986; 6 March 2015