Rev Alec Griffiths, who served as Rector of Holy Cross, Knightswood, from 1972-79, died on August 24 following a period of ill-health. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
Born in 1942 and educated at Durham University, he was curate at St Ninian’s, Pollokshields, and St John’s, Greenock, before going to Holy Cross.
Afterwards he became vicar of St Phillip’s Birchencliffe in Huddersfield, chaplain to Kingston Hospital in Kingston upon Thames, and assistant priest at All Saints, Ealing Common, and St Martin’s, West Acton.
Mr Griffiths retired to live in Largs in 2010. He marked the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination in 2016. Alec was Bishop John Taylor’s first curate, and Bishop John was among those attending the celebration. Full coverage of the event can be seen on the website of St Columba’s, Largs.
• The photo above is taken from the November 2016 magazine of St Martin’s (PDF).
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