Born on 25 August 1896 in Bolton, he spent most of his life in the south of England. A consultant pathologist by profession, he became an IM minister who represented the denomination nationally and promoted its involvement in the wider Church. He was Moderator of the FCFC 1960-1961, President of the National Sunday School Union 1961-1962 and of the IM Connexion 1962-1963 and 1965-1966, and Vice-Chairman of the British Lessons Council. He was joint editor of the IM Magazine1963-70 and one of the compilers of the new IM Hymnal (1974). He died on 3 February 1980.