Chaplain, Deceased Person
1910 – 1980
Who was Martin Sullivan?
He was born in Auckland and was educated at Auckland Grammar School and the University of Auckland. He was ordained in 1934 and began his career with a curacy at St Matthew's, Auckland. After that he held incumbencies at Grey Lynn and Te Awamutu. During the Second World War he was a Chaplain to the Forces and when peace returned Principal of College House, Christchurch. In 1950 he was appointed Dean of Christchurch and vicar-general.
Moving to London he was appointed Rector of St Mary's, Bryanston Square in 1962, then Archdeacon of London the following year. In 1967 he became Dean of St Paul's, a post he held for a decade. An eminent author; amongst others he wrote “Children Listen”, 1955; “On Calvary’s Tree”, 1957; “Approach With Joy”, 1961; “A Dean Speaks to New Zealand”, 1962; and “A Funny Thing Happened to me on the way to St Paul’s”, 1968. In 1965 he was made a Freeman of the City of London.
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