Reverend Dr Peter Charles Graves



Rev. Dr. Peter Charles Graves


The illness that finally took Peter was, for him, particularly cruel. He loved his preaching & teaching and did everything with great enthusiasm. Those who have seen and heard him preach will know that he didn’t really need a microphone and he had a laugh that could be heard across many a crowded room. There were times when he got so animated in the pulpit we feared he would fall out!

He was finally diagnosed with Corticobasal Syndrome linked to Alzheimers so he not only lost the ability to preach which went first but gradually his mobility and finally his voice went to a barely audible whisper.


Corticobasal Syndrome (also known as Corticobasal Degeneration – CBD) is a rare dementia and little is known about it. When Peter was first diagnosed, he agreed to take part in research knowing it wouldn’t help him but could help future generations.


PSPA is the only UK charity dedicated to creating a better future for everyone affected by PSP and CBD

Charity details

The Psp Association

PSP Association (PSPA) is a national charity providing support and information to people living with PSP and CBD, while funding research into treatments and ultimately a cure. 

Registered Number 1037087

Messages of condolence

In memory of an inspirational preacher and a very good friend of many years, Mary and Michael.

Doctor Michael Rycroft

Peter will be sadly missed he was one in a million.

Mr Mrs Bernard and Margarita Graves

REV DR. PETER CHARLES GRAVES, He made this world a better place. I feel blessed to have known him. R.I.P my dear friend. Yolanda.


Peter, my dear Cousin was always full of life, & I shall never forget his rib crushing bear hugs whenever we met. He will be sadly but fondly missed by so many.

Mr & Mrs Gerry & Brenda Russell

Service details

Thanksgiving Service

22 July, 2024 12:00

Wesley Methodist Church

Christ's Pieces, Cambridge, CB1 1LG
You are very welcome to join with us to celebrate Peter’s life and ministry