Waterhouse, Dr Eric Strickland
1879-1964; e.m. 1901

Born at Peatling Magna, Leics. He was educated at Rydal School (see Rydal Penrhos School, Colwyn Bay) and London University, and trained for the ministry at Richmond College returning there in 1920 as tutor in Philosophy of Religion. He was Resident Tutor and Principal from 1940 to 1951. At the Methodist Church Congress in 1929 he spoke on 'The Validity of Religious Experience'. London University appointed him Professor of the Philosophy of Religion in 1931. He married a daughter of William D. Walters and their son was John W. Waterhouse.

As a railway enthusiast, he often travelled on the footplate. He was a writer and broadcaster, and a governor of Queenswood and Penrhos Schools. His publications included The Psychology of the Christian Life (1913),The Philosophy of Religious Experience (1923), The Philosophical Approach to Religion (1933) and Psychology and Pastoral Work (1939); also An ABC of Psychology for Sunday School Teachers and Bible Students (1927). He died at Epsom on 10 April 1964.

His son John W. Waterhouse was Principal of the National Children's Home.

  • Methodist Recorder, 16 April 1964