Harold D’Arcy Wood

WOOD, Harold D’Arcy. b. Nuku’alofa, Tonga, 9 December 1936. He is the son of Methodist missionary parents who for 13 years directed Tupou College, a school for boys in Tonga. His father, Alfred Harold Wood (1896-1989), played the piano, conducted choirs and published extensively on hymns. He was chairman of the Australian Hymn Book Committee from its formation in 1968 to the publication of the hymnbook in 1977. On the family’s return to Australia, D’Arcy Wood was educated at Wesley College and the University of Melbourne (BA 1958, MA 1960). He was ordained as a minister of the Methodist Church in 1966 after completing a BD at the Melbourne College of Divinity and a PhD at Princeton...

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