An energetic High Church Anglican priest, his obituary from 9 July 1954 gives a full story of his remarkable life. I am not sure where, in his far-flung ministry, this photograph was taken – possibly the Transvaal.
|Rev Malcolm Buchannan|
FAITHFUL PARISH PRIEST
Rev M Buchannan's Notable Life
By the death of the Rev Malcolm Buchannan, which occurred on Sunday night at his home, St Hilda's Terrace, Whitby, the town lost a man who defied ill-health to continue his vocation almost to the end.
A native of Whitby, Father Buchannan was educated at Hallgate's School at Whitby, and subsequently attended Durham School and Durham University, where he gained prominence as an oarsman, rowing in representative events for the Varsity.
He was a son of Mr Charles Buchannan, and a grandson of Mr George Weatherill, the famous artist, and he felt the call to the work of the Church, and as a priest of the Church of England did an outstanding service to his fellow men, not only in England, but in Canada, South Africa and Trinidad.
A man of great personal charm, Father Buchannan's chief characteristic was his sincerity. He was ordained curate in 1903 at Durham and his first appointment was as a curate at St Mark's, South Shields, where he remained for three years, being priested in 1904.