WALDRON, Herbert 1872 - 1951

Obituary from the Minutes of the Methodist Conference 1952, page 125

Born at Castle Donington in 1872. He came of Methodist stock, and throughout his long ministry gave evidence of the virility of mind and body which he had so liberally inherited.

Didsbury College did much to enlarge and inform his mind, and to make practical the aspirations of his ardent youth.

He entered the Ministry in 1898, his first appointment being to Madras.
After a term on the Mission Field he returned to the Home Ministry and commenced a long record of earnest service.

The early years were spent in West Yorkshire. Norwich later claimed him for several fruitful years.

His ministry thereafter was devoted to circuits in the London area, except for four years at Dover.

He retired in 1939. but responded to a call from the Sutton Circuit and for six years gave inspiration and comradeship to a people living daily in danger.

He had very definite convictions about the Gospel he preached and lived.
Directness and definiteness characterised all his relationships with men and women.

He believed that the Christian Ministry was the highest vocation, and it was his passion to prove himself worthy of that high calling.

Besides preaching, pastoral and administrative gifts, he was an amateur artist of ability.

Those who knew him best loved him most, for they alone knew how deep were his affections and how sensitive and responsive was his mind to all who craved for friendship and loyalty.

He leaves behind a record of faithful and devoted service. His richest and most enduring trophies are the souls he won for his Master.

In the seventy-ninth year of his age he passed to his rest and reward on the 2nd October 1951, in the fifty-third year of his ministry.

©Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes 1952

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