James Edward Seddon

SEDDON, James Edward. b. Southport, Lancashire, 24 August 1915; d. London, 19 September 1983. He was educated at Southport Grammar School, Tyndale Hall, Bristol, and the University of Durham (LTh, 1939). He was ordained (deacon 1939, priest 1940), serving curacies at Everton (1939-41), Toxteth (1941-43) and Southport (1943-45). He was a missionary with the Bible Churchmen’s Missionary Society (now Crosslinks) in Morocco (Tangier 1945-50, Marrakesh 1950-55); fluent in Arabic and French, he began writing hymns there for Arabic-speaking congregations to enlarge their Sankey-based repertoire. He was based in London as Home Secretary of BCMS (1955-67); then incumbent of two Essex parishes,...

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