Arthur Morris Jones

JONES, Arthur Morris. b. 1899; d. 1980. He was a missionary and musicologist, educated at Keble College, Oxford, and Wells Theological College. He took Holy Orders (deacon 1922, priest 1923) and served curacies at Ashford, Kent (1922-24) and St Michael and All Angels, Maidstone, Kent (1924-28). In 1929 he became a missionary in what was then Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia. He took up a post as Warden of St Mark’s Teachers’ Training College, under the auspices of the Universities’ Mission to Central Africa, first at Fiwila (1929-32), and then at Mapanza (1932-50). During this time Jones became an expert on African music, a little-known topic at the time. He published African Music...

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