COLVIN, Thomas Stevenson (‘Tom’). b. Glasgow, 16 April 1925; d. Edinburgh, 24 February 2000. He was educated at Allan Glen’s School, Glasgow and at Glasgow Technical College where he trained as a mining engineer (1945-48). After National Service in Burma and Singapore with the Royal Engineers, he returned to Trinity College, University of Glasgow, to prepare for ministry in the Church of Scotland. He was ordained in 1954 in Blantyre, Nyasaland (now Malawi) as a missionary. This was followed by service in Ghana, Zimbabwe, and further periods in Malawi, including ten years from 1964 working on behalf of all churches (including the Roman Catholic Episcopal Conference) in a widely based...
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