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Herbert Edward Clayton Pettet (1902-90)

Herbert Edward Clayton Pettet was born in Southampton. He trained as a draughtsman before candidating for the ministry in 1925. After leaving Richmond College, Pettet went as a missionary to India, where he taught at Wesley College in Madras and was appointed headmaster in 1930. Pettet also acted as manager of School House, a hostel for boys from country circuits studying in the city. From 1932, he was in addition minister in charge of the Nagari Circuit.

From 1950 Pettet served in the Madras Diocese of what had become the Church of Southern India. He used his skills as a draughtsman in the building of churches and he was instrumental in the founding of the Madras City Mission.

He retired to England in 1962.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1990

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