Backus, Percy L.

Vice-President of the Conference, 1967. He was born in a Canadian Methodist manse. Having graduated in Medicine at McGill University, he taught Physiology at the University of Alberta. He was prevented by rheumatic fever from offering for missionary work in China and came to England in 1930, where he came under the influence of W. H. Beales. He gained a diploma in Psychological Medicine and opened a practice in Harley Street, London. During war service he reached the rank of Lieut. Colonel.

He was a society steward and circuit steward at Wesley's Chapel and later worshipped at Hinde Street Church. He served on the connexional Spiritual Healing Committee and the Institute of Religion and Medicine and was Vice-Chairman of the Churches' Council on Healing and President of the Methodist Society for Medical and Pastoral Psychology. He died on 3 August 1983.

  • Conference Handbook, 1967