John was born in 1935, was ordained into the Church of England and became world renowned as a biblical scholar, holding the Chair at Sheffield for many years before his retirement. He joined SOTS in 1965 and served the Society faithfully in many capacities over the years – Secretary (1972-77), Foreign Secretary 1990-97), Archivist (1998-2004). He was elected as President for 1989 and in 1992 his Short History of SOTS 1917-92 was published by the Society to mark its 75th Anniversary. John addressed the Society several times at its meetings – the last occasion being in 2007 – and was a very regular attender until increasingly poor health made this more difficult in recent years. May he RIP.His wikipedia page, which at the moment has not been updated to note his passing, is here.
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