Litherland, Geoffrey
1911-1991; e.m. 1935

Born at Knutsford on 9 January 1911 and educated at Altrincham Grammar School and St. John's College, Cambridge. After a period teaching Chemistry and Maths in Liverpool, he trained for the ministry at Headingley College. During his years as Principal of Queen's College, Nassau, Bahamas (1959-1964), the school premises were rebuilt on a new site and the racial integration of its very mixed community ('black and white Bahamian, Greek, Chinese, American and British') was accomplished. On his return he became Warden of the Wesley Deaconess Order, 1964-1972, where he implemented thre changes in training initiated by his predecessor, Thomas M. Morrow. During his wardenship provision was made for married deaconesses and for deaconess sabbaticals and he oversaw the transfer of the college from Ilkley to Birmingham. He retired to Bisley, Glos. and died on 5 November 1991.

  • Methodist Recorder, 28 November 1991