John Newton (Sailor, Rector, Hymn Writer of Olney)

Adam Jones from Kelowna, BC, Canada [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

North Crawley Historical Society

Friday, 10th May 2019 at 7.30 pm
North Crawley Institute, 25 High Street, North Crawley, Newport Pagnell MK16 9LH

A talk by Marylynn Rouse.

Newton’s life is well-known: his involvement in the slave trade; his friendship with the poet William Cowper and the politician William Wilberforce; his gift as a hymn writer; and his ministry, first in Olney, then in London.

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