Rae E. Whitney

WHITNEY, Rae E. (née Phillips). b. Chippenham, Wiltshire, England, 21 May 1927. Educated at Chippenham Grammar School and the University of Bristol (BA 1948, Certificate of Education, 1949), she taught English and Religious Education from 1949 to 1958 in Bicester, Oxon, and Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. She had become a Baptist at school, and was a Baptist lay preacher and Sunday-school teacher, but joined the Church of England in 1956. In 1958, while teaching in London, she became co-secretary of the Fellowship of St Alban and Sergius, an ecumenical organisation devoted to fostering good relations between Eastern and Western Christians. On a visit to Rome she met Clyde E. Whitney,...

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