George Baillie Duncan

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George Baillie Duncan was a prominent evangelical Anglican and Church of Scotland minister, and Keswick Convention speaker.

George Duncan was born in India of missionary parents in 1912, but brought up in Scotland. Educated at Merchiston Castle School and Edinburgh University, he studied for the ministry at Tyndale Hall, Bristol. He served as curate at Broadwater Parish Church, Worthing, later ministering at St James's, Carlisle; St Thomas's English Episcopal Church, Edinburgh; and Christ Church, Cockfosters (1951-8), where he was succeeded by the Rev. Kenneth Hooker.[1] Returning to Scotland he ministered at Portland Church, Troon, for six years, before moving to St George's-Tron Church, Glasgow, after the death of Tom Allan; he ministered here from 1965 to 1977.[2] In retirement he was a member at the Edinburgh Barclay Church.[3]

From 1947 he was a well-known speaker at the annual Keswick Convention; and also spoke regularly at the Filey Christian Holiday Crusade, organized by the Movement for World Evangelisation, of which he was the Chairman and President

He died on 4 April 1997 at his daughter's residence on the Isle of Wight


  • Preface to God so Loves..." (Worthing, 1970), a booklet based on a series of BBC broadcast talks.
  1. ^ Nancy Clark (1968) Hadley Wood, page 77
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]

Books by George Duncan[edit]

  • A Preacher among the Prophets
  • Day by Day with George Duncan
  • It Could be Your Problem
  • Living the Christian Life
  • Marks of Christian Maturity
  • Mastery in the Storm
  • Pastor and People: A Devotional Commentary on 2 Corinthians
  • The Life of Continual Rejoicing: Studies in the Epistle to the Philippians
  • The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Believer (later edition: The Renewing Spirit)
  • Wanting the Impossible (Preaching for Today)
  • Week by Week with George Duncan
  • Preach The Word

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