Bird, Thomas Fairfoot

Bird, Thomas Fairfoot an English Congregational minister, was born at Blyth, Northumberland, in 1843. He emigrated to Australia with his parents at the age of fourteen. He entered the Wesleyan ministry in 1865. In 1870 he went to Tasmania and officiated on the New Norfolk Circuit, but while there left the Wesleyans and joined the Congregationalists. In 1872 he accepted an invitation to the pastorate at Collingwood, and was inducted in February, 1873. Here he remained pastor until his death, April 24, 1876. Mr. Bird had great originality and breadth of mental view, and was a valuable contributor to the secular and religious press. See (Lond.) Cong. Year-book, 1877, p. 346.

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