Reginald Thomas Brooks
BROOKS, Reginald Thomas (‘Peter’). b. Wandsworth, London, 30 June 1918; d. Harrow, Middlesex, 12 October 1985. He was a student at Mansfield College, Oxford. He was ordained into the Congregational ministry at Skipton, Yorkshire, later moving to Bradford, Yorkshire. In 1950 he joined the religious broadcasting department of the BBC. He is usually known as ‘Peter Brooks’, a name he preferred (see the Companion to RS, 1999, p. 764). Two of his hymns have become well known: ‘O Christ the Lord, O Christ the King’* and ‘Thanks to God, whose word was spoken’*. Others include ‘Spirit of God, in all that’s true I know you’, a prize-winner in the BBC Songs of Praise Festival Competition (1985),...
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