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10-May-2015
10-May-2015

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Stained glass window erected in memory of twin brothers Reverend Cecil John King and Reverend Copland King.

Reverend Cecil John King was rector of the parish from 1891 to 1927. He died in 1938. His twin brother Copland King was a pioneering missionary of New Guinea.  

In March 1892 Copland King was appointed head of the mission in New Guinea. The following month he resumed his work and concluded it twenty-six years later. In 1897 he declined an invitation to become the first bishop of New Guinea, believing that his talents were more suited to subordinate positions. With his flair for languages, he soon mastered the Wedauan tongue used around Dogura. He spent his time mainly in missionary journeys and translating the Scriptures and educational material. He died in 1918 and is buried in Camden cemetery. 

The Rector and Churchwardens, St. John's, Camden, extending an invitation to the Mayor, aldermen and town clerk to be present on the occasion of the unveiling of the Memorial Window erected to the memory of the Revs. C. J. and Copeland (sic) King, at 4 p.m. on Sunday next, Dec. 1.— As many of the alderman as possible will attend. 
Camden News (NSW), 28 November 1940.

Note: A search of the Births, Deaths and Marriages in NSW lists the correct name as Copland King. 

Location

Address:Menangle Road, St John`s Anglican Church, Camden, 2570
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.056733
Long: 150.697106
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Religion

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 1st December, 1940
Front Inscription

GO • YE • INTO
•ALL • THE •
• WORLD •
& • PREACH
THE GOSPEL 

• HE • TOOK •
THEM • UP
• IN • HIS •
ARMS • AND
BLESSED • THEM

A • M • D • G • In • memory • of • the • Reverend • Cecil • John • King •M•A + Rector • of • this • Parish • 1891 -1927 +
and • his twin~brother • the • Reverend • Copeland (sic) • King . M•A  a Pioneer • Missionary • of • New • Guinea

Source: MA, ADB
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