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Aubrey, Melbourn Evans (1885–1957), Baptist minister and ecumenist, was born in the Rhondda on 21 April 1885, the eldest child of Edwin Aubrey and his wife, Elizabeth Jane Evans. His father was then pastor of Zion Baptist Church, Pentre, and subsequently ministered in ...

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Birkbeck, William John (1859–1916), ecumenist, was born at High House, Thorpe, Norfolk, on 13 February 1859, the son of William Birkbeck (1832–1897), banker, and his first wife, Elizabeth Margaret (1842–1859), née Cator, daughter of Albemarle Cator and Elizabeth Blakeney. His mother died less than a month after his birth; his father's subsequent marriage, in 1862, to ...

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Clark, Alan Charles (1919–2002), Roman Catholic bishop of East Anglia and ecumenist, was born on 9 August 1919, at South View, Southlands Road, Bromley, Kent, the younger son of William Thomas Durham Clark and his wife, Ellen Mary, née Compton. His brother Paul...

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Dominis, Marco Antonio de (1560–1624), archbishop of Spalato and ecumenist, was born on the island of Rab off the eastern Adriatic coast. He was from a prominent family that may have been South Slavic in origin but which had used an Italian name since the fourteenth century. He received his early education at a Jesuit school in ...

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Durie [Dury], John (1596–1680), preacher and ecumenist, was born in Edinburgh, the fourth child of Robert Durie (1555–1616), Church of Scotland minister, and his wife, Elizabeth (née Ramsey). Following his father's banishment from Scotland in 1606 he moved with his family to the ...

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Goodall, Norman (1896–1985), ecumenist, was born in Birmingham on 30 August 1896, the twelfth of the thirteen children, five of whom died before he was born, of Thomas Goodall and his wife, Amelia Ingram. The family lived in cramped conditions over their father's sweet shop in ...

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Lisle, Ambrose Lisle March Phillipps de (1809–1878), Roman Catholic layman and ecumenist, eldest son of Charles March Phillipps (1779–1862), of Garendon Park, Leicestershire, was born at Garendon, the home of his grandparents, on 17 March 1809. His mother, Harriet (1790–1813), youngest daughter of ...

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Sir Henry Simpson Lunn (1859–1939) by Sir Benjamin Stone, 1894 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lunn, Sir Henry Simpson (1859–1939), worker for ecclesiastical reunion and travel agent, was born on 30 July 1859 at Bridge Street, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, the eldest son of Henry Lunn, greengrocer and lay preacher, and Susanna, daughter of Simpson Green, of Horncastle. His parents were both Wesleyan Methodists. He was educated at ...

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Martin, Hugh (1890–1964), ecumenical student leader and publisher, was born on 7 April 1890 in Glasgow, the son of the Revd Thomas Henry Martin, minister of the Adelaide Place Baptist Church, Glasgow, for thirty years and his wife, Clara Thorpe. His early initiation into the spirit of the ecumenical movement came in 1910 when he was a 'student observer' at the World Missionary Conference in ...

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Mathews, Basil Joseph (1879–1951), writer on the missionary and ecumenical movement, was born at Oxford on 28 August 1879, the eldest son of Angelo Alfred Hankins Mathews, insurance broker, and his wife, Emma Colegrove. The Mathews line has been traced to Sir David Mathew...

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Moorman, John Richard Humpidge (1905–1989), bishop of Ripon and ecumenist, was born in Leeds on 4 June 1905, the younger son and second of three children of Frederic William Moorman (1872–1919), professor of English at Leeds University, and his wife, Frances Beatrice Humpidge (1867–1956)...

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Morgan, Philip (1930–2005), United Reformed minister and promoter of Christian unity, was born on 22 June 1930 at 64 Curzon Street, Maryport, Cumbria, the son of David Lewis Morgan, a Welsh minister of the Churches of Christ, and his wife, Pamela, née Hutchinson...

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Neill, Stephen Charles (1900–1984), church historian and ecumenical worker, was born on 31 December 1900 at Edinburgh, the third child in the family of four sons and two daughters of northern Irish evangelical parents, Charles Neill and his wife, Margaret Penelope, daughter of ...

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Stephen Charles Neill (1900–1984) by Shelburne Studios photograph reproduced by courtesy of The British Academy

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Oxenham, Henry Nutcombe (1829–1888), Roman Catholic convert and ecumenist, was born at Harrow, Middlesex, on 15 November 1829, the eldest son of William Oxnam (1800/01–1863), who later took the name Oxenham, an Anglican clergyman and second master of Harrow School, and his wife, ...

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Palmer, William (1811–1879), theologian and ecumenist, was born on 12 July 1811, at the rectory, Mixbury, Oxfordshire, the eldest son of William Jocelyn Palmer (1778–1853), rector of Mixbury, and Dorothea Richardson (d. 1867), daughter of the Revd William Roundell of Gledstone, Yorkshire...

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Parrinder, (Edward) Geoffrey Simons (1910–2005), Methodist minister and scholar of comparative religion, was born into a Methodist family on 30 April 1910 at Walpole, Hadley Road, New Barnet, Hertfordshire, the second of three sons of William Patrick Parrinder (1877–1944), warehouseman and commercial traveller, and his wife, ...

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Ernest Alexander Payne (1902–1980) by Elliott & Fry, 1958 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Payne, Ernest Alexander (1902–1980), Baptist minister and ecumenist, was born on 19 February 1902 at 38 Ickburgh Road, Upper Clapton, London, the eldest of the three children of Alexander Payne (1862–1941), partner in an accountancy firm bearing his name, and his wife, Catherine Griffiths (1863–1943)...