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Renton, Ian Paterson (Minister of St Colm's, Edinburgh)



  • Existence: b 1926.


Ian Paterson Renton was born in 1926 and educated at Sinclairtown and Viewforth School, Kircaldy. During the Second World war he served in the Scots Guard and afterwards trained as a Community Centre Warden and Youth Leader. In 1953, Renton entered Glasgow University to study Divinity and then attended St Mary's College in St Andrews. In 1958 he was appointed as ordained Assistant Minister at North Kirk in Aberdeen and then went on to become Minister at St Mark's Presbyterian Church in Greenwich, Chaplain at the Royal Naval College and Industrial Chaplain at the South London Industrial Mission. In 1966, Renton was appointed as Minister at St Colm's Church in Edinburgh where he remained until his retirement.

Renton was also Governor of Newbattle Abbey College and Donaldson's School for the Deaf. He was a Justice of the Peace and Member of Lothian Health Board Ethics of Medical Research Committee and contributed regularly to BBC, STV and Radio Forth.

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