Ian Fraser

FRASER, Ian Masson. b. Forres, 15 Dec 1917; d. Alva, near Stirling, 10 April 2018. He was the son of a butcher whose family were required to become involved from an early age in the business. Educated at Forres Academy and the University of Edinburgh (MA, BD, PhD). He was one of the earliest members of the newly-founded Iona Community and, in tune with its emphasis on the importance of witnessing to the Gospel within the political and industrial life of society, became a ‘pastor-labourer’ in a paper mill. He was ordained by the Church of Scotland Presbytery of Edinburgh while Scottish Secretary of the Student Christian Movement (1945-48), before being inducted to Rosyth Parish Church, an...

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