Tuesday, 11 January 2022

We are sad to announce the death of Reverend David Grigor (Chaplain 1977-88), who passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 92.

David was Chaplain at Brighton College from 1977 to 1988 and led the teaching of RE at the school.

However first and foremost, David was a pastor to the pupils. He was a big personality with a big smile affectionately nicknamed “Smiley”, and he cared for everyone at the College. He was also a prominent figure in many other aspects of College life. In particular, staff and students will remember David for his enthusiasm and energy for the CCF section. He ranked as a Forces Chaplain in the RAF as well as the Army and was integral to the life of cadet training. He also supported the sailing club, rugby and accompanied pupils on school trips to India and Italy. He was regularly seen supporting many of the 1st XV games at home and away where his voice could be heard cheering on the rugby and cricket teams. His passionate voice was also heard in his vibrant singing in the school Chapel and his sermons on a Sunday.

After leaving Brighton College, David took on a number of chaplaincy roles, notably Warminster College (1989-92), San Pedro at Costa del Sol (1993-94), and George's Church at Tunis (1996-98). David always remembered his time at Brighton College with much joy and happiness and the wonderful staff and students who attended at that time.

The funeral will be held at St Leonard’s Church, Wollaton, Nottingham at 12.15 pm on Monday 24th January, and the funeral can be live-streamed via this link.

“We remember Dad as being our guiding light, always there to support us and we miss him very much ”

David P. Grigor (Le. 1982-87) and John M. Grigor (Le. 1978-83).

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