Griffith, Walter
1761-1825; e.m. 1785

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Irish itinerant, born in Tipperary and converted in his youth in Dublin. He was elected President of the Conference in 1813. He died on 30 January 1825, aged 63 and was buried in Wesley's tomb at City Road Chapel.


'Correctly described in the Conference Obituary as unblemished and highly respectable in character, - kind, sympathetic, and generous in disposition, - sound in judgment, - distinguished for promptitude, firmness, and decision… possessed of deep and unaffected humility, - lively and vigorous faith, - steadfast hope, - and unbounded love. - His preaching eminently evangelical, experimental, energetic, and fruitful. Sustained the highest offices in the Connexion. - So modest, and deeply sensible of his ministerial defects, though all around were pleased and profited, that he was afraid to open his eyes on his congregation, during the delivery of his sermons, for the space of two years, in the early part of his ministry. - His eyes frequently suffused with tears, while preaching.'

Wesleyan Takings (1840) pp. 346-7

  • Wesley and his Successors (1895) pp.85-86