Winslow, John Copley (Jack)
b Hanworth, Middx 1882, d Godalming, Surrey 1974. Eton Coll; Balliol Coll Oxford (BA/MA, classics). He trained at Wells Theol Coll, and after ordination (in 1906, CofE) and a curacy at Wimbledon, he lectured at St Augustine’s Coll, Canterbury, and then served for 20 years as a missionary in NW India, 1914–34. After 3 short parochial appointments back in England, from 1942–48 he was chaplain of Bryanston Sch, Dorset, then became best known for his innovative training and evangelistic ministry as chaplain at Lee Abbey, the conference and youth centre nr Lynton, N Devon, 1948–62. He wrote about India in The Dawn of Indian Freedom (a joint and hopeful book from 1931), The Christian approach to the Hindu (1958) and other books, and in 1956 published The Lee Abbey Story. A Garland of Verse followed in 1961, and his autobiography, written in the final year of his life, was A Testament of Thanksgiving (1973). Some of his translations feature in the international Cantate Domino (1974). In retirement he lived at Godalming, Surrey. As well as the hymn included here, his most successful text has been Lord of creation, to thee/you be all praise, often (but strangely) starting at stz 2, ‘Lord of all power, I give thee/you my will’. No.292.