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Rev Frank Haughton 1947 – 2000

Frank Haughton was born in Irvine in 1915, the youngest of a family of five. He attended the local Primary School and went to Irvine Royal Academy where he gained his University qualification. He started at Glasgow University in 1934 and graduated M.A. in 1937. By this he had decided on a career in the ministry and entered Trinity College gained his B.D. degree in 1940.
Mr Haughton began his ministry as a locum at Fullarton Church, Ayrshire before receiving the call to this first charge at Gallatown Parish Church Kirkcaldy in 1942. In Kirkcaldy Mr Haughton set the pattern of his future ministry by totally involving himself in all the work of that church. His testimonial from them on leaving to come to St Mary’s is evidence of the respect he gained, –
We can fully testify to the admirable and conscientious manner in which he carried out his duties, to his efficiency as an organiser and to the enthusiastic thoroughness he applies to all tasks assigned to him.
Rev Mr Haughton was inducted to our church on the 9th September 1947. He immediately took a leading role in all organisations and forming of many new ones including the Boys Brigade in 1959.
Mr Haughton retired on 2nd September 2000 after 53 years at St Mary’s. Mr Haughton still continued to worship in the Church until his death on 31st March 2013 aged 97.

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