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Clergyman

John Robert Paterson Sclater, British clergyman. Served as chaplain, 9th Battalion (Highlanders), Royal Scots (Great Britain), 1909-1923.

Background

Sclater, John Robert Paterson was born on April 9, 1876 in Manchester, England. Son of Review John and Ellen Gentle (Paterson) Sclater.

Education

Student Owens College, Manchester, England, 1893-1895. Bachelor of Arts, Emmanuel College, Cambridge U., 1898. Master of Arts, 1900.

Student Westminster Theological College, 1900-1902. Doctor of Divinity, St. Andrews U. (Scotland), 1917, Queen’s U. (Canada), 1934, Victoria U. (Canada), 1942. Doctor of Laws, University of Toronto (Canada), 1944.

Career

Moved to Canada, 1923. Ordained to ministry Presbyterian Church of England, 1902. Pastor, Greenhill Presbyterian Church, Derby, England, 1902-1907, New North Church (Church of Scotland), Edinburgh, Scotland, 1907-1923, Parkdale Presbyterian Church, Toronto, Canada, 1923-1924, Old St. Andrew’s United Church, Toronto, since 1924.

Warrack lecturer Scottish Theological Colls., 1922. Lyman Beecher lecturer Yale, 1928. Dudleian lecturer Harvard, 1937.

Moderator United Church of Canada, 1942-1944, chairman commission on reunion of churches, since 1942.

Membership

Served as chaplain, 9th Battalion (Highlanders), Royal Scots (Great Britain), 1909-1923. Clubs: Arts and Letters, York (Toronto).

Connections

Married Nora Christian Turnbull, July 19, 1904. Children: John Arthur Cecil, Gilbert Turnbull (deceased), Mary Lindsay.

father:
Review John Sclater

mother:
Ellen Gentle (Paterson) Sclater

spouse:
Nora Christian Turnbull

child:
John Arthur Cecil Sclater

child:
Gilbert Turnbull Sclater (deceased)

child:
Mary Lindsay Sclater