Donald English, 1930-1998. After a degree in history at the University of Leicester and service as an education officer in the Royal Air Force and as a Travelling Secretary for the Inter-Varsity Fellowship, he prepared for the Methodist Ministry at Wesley House from 1958 to 1960. In addition to periods of circuit ministry he served as a tutor at Trinity College, Umuahia, Nigeria from 1962 to 1966, and in Britain at Hartley Victoria College, Manchester, and Wesley College, Bristol from 1972 to 1982. His final appointment was as General Secretary of the Church’s Home Mission Division. A leading Conservative Evangelical he worked continually to hold together those with divergent theological views. He was elected President of the Conference in 1978 and again in 1990, the only minister since the reunion of British Methodism in 1932 to hold the office twice. He was Moderator of the Free Church Federal Council in 1986 and Chair of the World Methodist Council from 1991 to 1996. Internationally in demand as a speaker and preacher, in 1979 he was awarded an honorary doctorate at Asbury Theological Seminary. He was made a Commander of the British Empire in 1996. There is a window in his memory at Wesley’s Chapel, London.