Gilliver, Alfred J.

Civil servant, born at Forest Hill, London and educated at St Dunstan's College, Catford. His career began in 1938, but was interrupted by wartime service in the Royal Signals, spent mainly in India. He became a local preacher in 1947. His experience in the Registry of Friendly Societies (in which he was head of the registration branch, 1961-1971) and later as a Principal in the Department of Employment with responsibility for the UK interest in the European Social Fund, enabled him to give invaluable service to the LPMAA and took him so often to Brussells that he was dubbed LPMA's 'Mr Europe'. He served on the LPMAA Committee from 1960 and was its Hon. Secretary 1967-1987 and President 1976-77. He wrote a history of the Association's residential homes, More Precious than Rubies (1989). He was Chairman of Lay Training in the Division of Ministries, 1974-76 and in 1975 was one of the first Open University students to graduate BA with Honours. He died at Brighton on 11 February 2009.


Obituary in Ichthus, 159:2 p.29


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