Crump, Frank Charles (1906-1983)

Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

FRANK CHARLES CRUMP: born at West Bromwich, Staffs on 11th September 1906. After education at King Edward VI School, Aston, Birmingham he taught in Birmingham schools from 1924-1927 when he offered for the ministry of the Primitive Methodist Church and attended Hartley College from 1927-1930.

He served his probation in the Cardiff and Plumstead and Belvedere Circuits and was both ordained and married in 1934. Subsequently he served in the Deal, Canterbury, and London (Clapton) Circuits until in 1940 he entered the Chaplaincy of the Royal Air Force in which he served for the next six years. He returned to circuit work in 1946 serving in the Plymouth (King Street and Devonport), Bristol (South), Bristol (South Gloucestershire), and Minehead and Dunster Circuits, superannuating in 1966 and coming to live at Cheddar. 

He died on 10th August 1983 in the seventy-seventh year of his age and the fifty-third year of his ministry. At his own request no further tribute is printed.


Frederick was born on 11 September 1906 at West Bromwich, Staffordshire, to parents Henry Crump, a life assurance superintendent (1911) and Ellen Jane Broad.

He married Mollie Grace Brice (1907-1997)  on 8 August 1934 at the Baptist Church, Cheddar, Somerset. Birth records identify three children.

  • Heather (b1935)
  • Judith A (b abt1937)
  • Roger B (b abt1944)

Frederick died on 10 August 1983, at Cheddar, Somerset.


  • Hartley
  • 1930 Cardiff
  • 1932 Plumstead
  • 1934 Deal
  • 1936 Canterbury
  • 1937 London Clapton
  • 1941 Chaplain H.M. Forces
  • 1946 Plymouth King St
  • 1950 Bristol S
  • 1955 S Gloucester
  • 1962 Minehead &c
  • 1966 Cheddar Valley (S)


Methodist Minutes 1984/65

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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