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He was Select Preacher at St. Andrews University , 1943 , Canterbury, 1946 , and in 1951 he visited Yale University as special preacher and lecturer . He was chairman of the education council of the Church in Wales , visitor to St. David's College , Llandovery College , Trinity College , Carmarthen , and St. John's College , Ystrad Meurig . He was prominent in the religious education in schools movement . He encouraged greater co-operation between the Church in Wales and Nonconformist bodies. He had been brought up a Congregationalist and he was a member of Baker Street (Congl.) church , Aberystwyth , from 1908 to 1911 , and after graduating in the University College he was confirmed in the Church in Wales . He was a powerful preacher in Welsh and English and was often invited to preach at the services broadcast on the Sundays previous to the national eisteddfod .
He gained fame as a rugby player at Aberystwyth , and won his cap for Wales against New Zealand in 1919 , and he gained his rugby blue whilst at Oxford .
He m. in 1922 Florence Aimée Holmes , daughter of Joseph Holmes , Pen-y-fái , Llanelli , and they had 2 sons and 2 daughters.
Mary Gwendoline Ellis, M.A., Aberystwyth
Published date: 2001