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Marathon men

Marathon men

I have a photo of him on the landing. His eyes twinkle from behind his wire frame spectacles under his fuzzy hair and above his tidy blond moustache.

John Benton

His name is John Peters and he was the pastor of our congregation for around 40 years through two world wars, the onslaughts of theological liberalism in the early 20th century and a move of building. As a church leader he was not there for a brief sprint, but for the marathon.