The Revd Donald Knighton MA (Oxon), BA (Cantab)
Donald George Knighton, who has died at the age of 82, was a distinguished Methodist minister whose life was devoted to others. Donald followed a traditional path from school to college and then the ordained ministry. In Trinity Church, Penarth, he was influenced by his deeply committed parents. From there he gained a scholarship to Kingswood School. After National Service in the RAF in 1952 he went on to read modern history at Oriel College, Oxford,. Outside academic life he was active in the John Wesley Society and the ecumenical Student Christian Movement (SCM).
Donald is survived by his Wife Gwenllian, his daughter Rachel, her children Joshua and Lydia, and Daniel's daughter Star, his sister Mary and his nieces.