Cadamy, Percy Charles (1895-1970)

Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

PERCY CHARLES CADAMY: born at Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk in 1895, he served in the Leighton Buzzard Circuit for two years before entering Hartley College in 1923 to train for the Primitive Methodist ministry. After leaving college he spent the whole of his ministry in the East Anglia District beginning at Wymondham, to which circuit he returned eventually to serve a further term of seven years. His other circuits included Manea, Thetford, Watton, Downham Market where, during the war years, he ministered to the men of the Royal Air Force at the Feltwell and Methwold airfields. The last phase of his active ministry took him to the Hunstanton Circuit as the superintendent, and it was from that circuit he retired in 1954 because of failing health. 

In all his circuits his warm, brotherly spirit, real pastoral gifts and faithfulness in his work endeared him to the people. Running like a thread of gold through all his preaching was his experience of the Risen Lord and Easter was for him the chief festival of the Christian year. Making his home first at Swaffham, then at Wells-next-the-Sea, in spite of illness he continued to exercise a gracious ministry as a supernumerary. As a member of the congregation he was always an appreciative and attentive listener, a devout worshipper, ever grateful, when health permitted, to be able to share in the fellowship of the Lord’s people. Though often in severe pain he bore it bravely without complaint and was much concerned lest his suffering should cause distress to others. He died suddenly at his home on 23 April 1970, in the seventy-fifth year of his age and the forty-seventh of his ministry.


Percy was born on 30 December 1895 at Wells next the Sea, Norfolk, to parents Charles, a blacksmith, and Amelia.

The 1911 census return records Percy as a butcher’s apprentice.

Percy served as a Private in the Army from February 1916 during WW1 and received the Silver War Badge.

He married Lily Agnes Prouton (1895-1962) in the summer of 1927 in the Downham Registration District, Norfolk. Lily was the eldest daughter of Rev. James Prouton. Records identify one child.

  • Cecelia Jean (1932-2015) – married Graham P Marsh in 1954

He married Maud Sarah C Pryer (1892-1980) in early 1964 in the Fakenham Registration District, Norfolk.

Percy died on 23 April 1970 at Wells next the Sea, Norfolk.


  • 1921 Leighton Buzzard
  • 1923 Hartley
  • 1925 Wymondham
  • 1927 Manea
  • 1931 Thetford
  • 1935 Watton & Rockland
  • 1938 Downham Market
  • 1944 Wymondham
  • 1951 Hunstanton &c
  • 1954 Swaffham (S)


Methodist Minutes 1970/189

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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