NEWPORT, Doreen (née McFee). b. Manchester, 24 February 1927; d. Winchester, 25 October 2004. Born in Manchester. Educated at Somerville College, Oxford and then at the University of Manchester, where she completed a Diploma in Education. Newport, known familiarly as ‘Bunty’, taught music in Norfolk, Cambridge and Winchester, as well as being active as an accompanist. In 1951 she married a Congregational (later URC) minister, Jack Newport.
Her best known hymn is ‘Think of a world without any flowers’*. She also wrote ‘Jesus said to the woman at the well’, which appeared in Sound Bytes (1999) with her tune WHO ARE YOU JESUS, and ‘Morning, evening, frost and dew’, which was published in Big...
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