A FORMER vicar of South Crosland, the Rev William Norman Elliott has died.
Mr Elliott, who held the position from 1964 to 1985, passed away at the age of 88.
Born in Fleetwood, Lancashire, Mr Elliott studied at Baines’s Grammar School, Poulton-le-Fylde, before training at Kelham Theological College.
Mr Elliott was ordained at Lichfield Cathedral and served at St Michael’s Parish, Tividale, Staffordshire.
After five years as priest-in-charge of St Paul’s Church, Barnsley, Mr Elliott moved to St Michael’s, Castleford, before taking his position at South Crosland.
Mr Elliott was instrumental in building a new school, in Moor Lane, Netherton.
After leaving South Crosland he became chaplain of St Peter, Horbury, before his retirement.