Titterington, Graham (1910-1996)

Transcription of obituary published in the Minutes of Conference

GRAHAM TITTERINGTON: born at Workington, Cumbria, on 14th August 1910. He was brought up as a Primitive Methodist and went into ministerial training at Hartley Victoria College from 1931-34. He served the circuits of North Shields and Wymondham before ordination, after which he was married to Mildred. They had three children and later eight grandchildren who were much loved. 

His continued service led him to Coventry (Ford Street) and Haltwhistle, then during the war as a chaplain to H.M. Forces in Burma. On his return he served in the following circuits: Newcastle-upon-Tyne (West), Penrith, Alston, Chester-le-Street, Greenock, Inverness, Millom, moving to Keswick in retirement. 

Graham died peacefully on the 27th May 1996 in the eighty-sixth year of his life and the sixty-second year of his ministry. There is no further obituary at his request.


Graham was born on 14 August 1910 at Workington, Cumberland, to parents John James tittering ton, an insurance superintendent (1911), and Mary Isabella Keenlyside.

He married Mildred Annie Brown (30/5/1912-2001) in the summer of 1938 in the Northumberland South Registration District, Northumberland. Birth records identify three children.

  • John (b1939)
  • Ann (b1944)
  • David (b1946)

Graham died in May 1996 in the North Tyneside Registration District, Tyne & Wear.


  • Hartley
  • 1934 President’s List
  • 1935 Wymondham
  • 1938 Coventry Ford
  • 1940 Haltwhistle
  • 1942 Chaplain, H.M. Forces
  • 1946 Newcastle West
  • 1950 Penrith
  • 1954 Alston
  • 1958 Chester le Street
  • 1962 Greenock
  • 1968 Inverness
  • 1972 Millom
  • 1975 Keswick (S)


Methodist Minutes 

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

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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