Jubb, Winston Percy B.A., B.D. (1910-1977)

Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

WINSTON PERCY JUBB, B.A., B.D.: born on 19th December 1910 at Grimsby, the son of Arthur Jubb, Primitive Methodist minister. He was educated at Bristol Grammar School and proceeded to Bristol University where he graduated B.A. Entering the Ministry he trained at Hartley College, graduating B.D. at Manchester University. His circuits were Bournemouth (Curzon Street), Buxton, West Wight and Portsmouth. His next appointment was to educational work in Northern Rhodesia where he played a significant part in the education of the present generation of Zambian leaders. Returning to this country he served in the Looe Circuit, for a time as Superintendent. The call came to return to Zambia as Head of the Chingola School. To answer this call he was obliged for a time to surrender his ministerial status. At Chingola Dr. Colin Morris testifies that Winston Jubb was his right hand man, one of the few he could rely on for help, counsel and support at a very critical time.

He also gave first class service at the church as organist and choirmaster. On his final return to the United Kingdom he was able to resume his ministerial status and was stationed at Lifton in the Launceston Circuit. Here misfortune overtook him in the form of personal ill health and the sudden death of his wife. He completed his term in the circuit and retired to Liskeard in 1976. He continued to preach and his great gifts of mind found a useful sphere as a supervisor of Probationers Studies and his musical talent was a great help to a local male voice choir. Those who knew him best realize that he was a man of great gifts and deep sensitivities. Refusing to wear his heart on his sleeve, he often covered his deeper feelings with a whimsical or pungent comment. Those who can claim to be his close friends knew him as a man whose love for people was expressed in a deep pastoral concern which was a source of great help and inspiration to many, and in whom the love of his Lord was deep and real. 

He died suddenly in Liskeard hospital on 16th November 1977 only a short while after receiving Holy Communion at the hands of the Vicar of Liskeard. He died in the sixty-seventh year of his age and the forty-fourth year of his ministry.


Winston was born on 19 December 1910 at Grimsby, Lincolnshire, to parents Arthur Jubb, a PM minister, and Elizabeth Strafford.

He married Winifred Stiles (1913-1974) in the summer of 1937 at Bristol, Gloucestershire. Birth records identify three children.

  • Martin Richard (1940-2011) – died in North Carolina, USA
  • Peter A (1942-1943)
  • Andrew (1944-1981)

Winston died on 16 November 1977 at Liskeard, Cornwall.


  • Hartley
  • 1934 Bournemoth Curzon Rd
  • 1937 Brixham &c
  • 1940 West Wight
  • 1945 Portsmouth
  • 1947 N Rhodesia
  • 1959 Looe
  • 1972 Launceston
  • 1976 Liskeard (S)


Methodist Minutes 1978/83

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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