John Stewart Murray

MURRAY, John Stewart. b. Invergargill, New Zealand, 5 November 1929; d. 17 February 2017. The son of a pioneer Scottish settler family, John Murray was educated at King’s High School and the University of Otago, Dunedin. After graduating (MA 1952), he studied at King’s College, Cambridge, from 1952 to 1955, completing an MA in Divinity in 1954, followed by a period of study at the Graduate School, Bossey Ecumenical Institute, Geneva, where he was awarded a Diploma in Ecumenical Studies. He married hymn writer Shirley Erena Cockcroft (Shirley Erena Murray*) in Cambridge, England, in 1954, and on his return to New Zealand he became an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church. Appointments...

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