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Arthur Henry Bray (1886-1974)

Arthur Henry Bray was born at Ledbury in Herefordshire. After a short teaching career, he trained for the Wesleyan ministry at Didsbury College and following a year on supply returned there in 1912 as an assistant tutor. In 1914 he was appointed to the South China District to develop Haigh College at Fatshan near Canton. Bray remained in China for twenty-five years rising to the position of District Chairman.

Bray returned to England in 1939 and served in the home ministry until superannuation in 1955 apart from a brief return to Hong Kong in 1949 to oversee the building of the new Chinese church in Kowloon.

Source: Minutes of Conference 1975

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