Russell Arthur Missin was an English cathedral organist, who served in Newcastle Cathedral.
He was born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire on 15 July 1922.
Russell"s parents lived in a small village, Gorefield just outside Wisbech. This is where his ashes are interred. He was awarded his Fellow of the Royal College of Organists CHM in 1947 and took a Doctor in Theology (Church Music) degree from Geneva Theological College, America.
He also held the A.D.C.M. (Archbishop of Canterbury"s Diploma in Church Music)
"How many Choirmasters could have said that there was a T-shirt made in his name and another for him personally.
We were honoured to have him as our Choirmaster, Leader and Friend all rolled into one."
Assistant organist at Ely Cathedral 1945 - 1949
Street Mary"s Church, Thetford
Street Giles, Cambridge
Holbeach Parish Church
All Saints" Church, Oakham 1950 - 1956
Saint Mary"s Church, Nottingham 1957 – 1967
Newcastle Cathedral 1967 – 1987
Christ Church, North Shields 1989 - 1999.
He was much loved by members of Newcastle Cathedral Choir, who on the final Friday Evening Practice, before his retirement, gave him a standing ovation.