Shirley Erena Murray

MURRAY, Shirley Erena. b. Invercargill, New Zealand, 31 March 1931; d. Wellington, NZ, 25 January 2020. She was educated at Southland Girls’ High School, and held an MA with Honours in Classics and French from the University of Otago, Dunedin, where she took an active part in the Student Christian Movement. She became a teacher, researcher and radio hymn programme producer. In 1954 she married Presbyterian minister John Stewart Murray*, and eventually moved with him to St Andrew’s Church on the Terrace, Wellington, where in the 1970s she began to write hymns to support his liberal theology and the work of Amnesty International. Her first independent publication, In Every Corner, Sing...

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