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GRIFFITHS , PETER HUGHES ( 1871 - 1937 ), Calvinistic Methodist minister and author ;

b. 6 Aug. 1871 at Ffynnon Ynyd , Ferryside, Carms. , son of the Rev. John Griffiths and Anna , his wife. He was educated at Parcyfelfed , Carmarthen , and then became a shop assistant at Mountain Ash, Glam. , where he began to preach . After a further period of education at Gwynfryn school , Ammanford , and Trevecka College he became assistant minister at the English Presbyterian church , Waterloo , Liverpool , until his ordination at the Cwmbwrla Association , 1900 . He was minister of the church at Crug-glas , Swansea , for two years, moving thence in 1902 to Charing Cross , London , where he remained for the rest of his life. He was an original preacher and his ministry was notable for its spiritual ardour. He m. (1) Mary Howell of Pen-coed and (2) Annie Jane , widow of T. E. Ellis (q.v.) . He was a frequent contributor to the Welsh periodicals and a selection of his articles can be found in Llais o Lundain , 1912 . He edited Gweithiau Gwilym Teilo (undated) while his Cofiant W. E. Prytherch appeared in 1937 , after his death. He d. 1 Jan. 1937 and was buried in Salem cemetery, Pen-coed .

Sources:

  • Blwyddiadur y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd , 1938 , 193;
  • information supplied by his brother, the Rev. V. G. Griffiths .

Author:

Reverend Gomer Morgan Roberts, M.A., (1904-93), Pont-rhyd-y-fen / St Dogmael's / Llandybïe

Published date: 1959