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Frederick Mayer Meek, British clergyman. Recipient Freedoms Foundation award for sermons, 1952-1958-72-73-77. Mason.


Meek, Frederick Mayer was born on May 28, 1902 in Audley, Staffordshire, England. Son of Peter Johnson and Gertrude Jane (Mayer) Meek.


Bachelor of Arts, Mount Allison U., 1924, Doctor of Laws, 1957. Bachelor of Divinity, Yale, 1929. Doctor of Divinity, Bowdoin College, 1939.

Student Yale Graduate School, 1929-1931. Doctor of Letters, Norwich U., 1959.


Came to the United States, 1926, naturalized, 1942. Ordained to ministry Congressional Church, 1929. Assistant minister Dwight Place Congressional Church, New Haven, 1928-1930.

Minister Second Congressional Church, Biddeford, Maine, 1932-1936, All Souls Church, Bangor, Maine, 1936-1943, Plymouth Church, Des Moines, 1943-1946, Old South Church, Boston, 1946-1973, emeritus, 1973. Interim minister Chestnut St. Church, Worcester, 1973-1974, First Church, Malden, Massachusetts, 1974-1975, Lynnfield (Massachusetts) Center Church, 1975-1976, Quincy Point Church, Quincy, Massachusetts, 1976-1979. Preacher, Congressional General Council, 1950.

President Maine Council of Churches, 1939-1943. Memb. board dirs, Chicago Theological Seminary, 1944-1946, Massachusetts Council of Churches. Chairman Council for Social Action of Congressional Christian Churches, 1946-1948.

Trustee Bangor Theological Seminary. Past chairman of the board of trustees Andover Theological Seminary. Past chairman administration committee Andover Newton Theological School.

Trustee Piedmont College, 1950-1975. Board preachers Harvard, 1955-1975. Acting chairman, 1972-1975.


  • Other Work

    • Author: This Is the Church, 1947. Monday to Friday Is Not Enough, 1951. The Life to Live, 1955.

      The Bethlehem Inn, 1972.


Mason.; Clubs: Odd Volumes. Member editorial board Advance, 1944-1953.


Married Amy May Hunt, June 29, 1932. Children: Sheila, Peter.

Peter Johnson Meek

Gertrude Jane (Mayer) Meek

Amy May Hunt

Sheila Meek

Peter Meek