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Darfield Curate’s Preferment- Former Canadian Missionary.

October 1929

Mexborough and Swinton Times October 4, 1929

Darfield Curate’s Preferment,

Former Canadian Missionary.

The Rev. George Turner, assistant curate at Darfield, has been appointed vicar of St. Jude’s. Moorfields, Sheffield, in succession to the Rev, A. S. Bankilor. The living is in the gift of the Crown.Mr. Turner, who is a native of Headingley, Leeds, was educated at Headingley and at Dunoon Theological College, and. St. Chad’s, Regina, Canada.

He served throughout the war with the Canadian forces, and on demobilisation returned to Canada and was appointed by the Bishop of Qu’Appelle principal of an Indian school and missionary to the Cree Indians.

With Mrs. Turner, who was a hospital matron during the war, he worked very courageously among the Indians in this camp, and with splendid results. In 1923 he became vicar of St. Margaret’s, Limerick, Canada, a great prairie parish, but Mrs. Turner’s health broke down and they returned to England, Mr. Turner accepting his present appointment at Darfield, where he has been very successful, and will be very much missed by parishioners both in Darfield and Great Houghton.

Mr. and Mrs. Turner during their seven years missionary work in Canada endured considerable hardships, but gained valuable experience, and the parishioners of St. Jude’s will find their new vicar a man of fine character and strong personality.