Sheppard, William John Limmer, M.A., son of William Benjamin Sheppard, was born at High worth, July 21, 1861, and educated at Queen's College, Oxford; B.A. in honours 1888, M.A. 1892. Ordained in 1888, he was Curate of Christ Church, Timperley, 1888-90, Missioner of the Church Missionary Society 1895-6, Centenary Sec. C.M.S. 1896-1900, and since 1900 Vicar of St. Peter's, Ipswich. The following hymns by Mr. Sheppard are in common use:—
1. Father, we are gathered here. [Farewell to Missionaries.] Written in 1897, for the C. M. S. Valedictory Meetings, and included in the Church Missionary Hymn Book, 1899.
2. Father, Who didst give Thy Son. [Litany on behalf of Foreign Missions.] Written in 1898, and given in the C. M. Hymn Book… Go to person page >