Books by or about family members
By Martin Parsons
The book about how the Church of England makes bishops, priests and deacons, and the kind of life and work expected from them.
The Holy Communion
The book about the Prayer Book service.
The Christian's Guide to Growing Old
A book giving simple, commonsense, Bible-based guidance for those approaching old age. The American edition was called "Towards the Senior Years."
The Call to Holiness
Martin Parsons wrote: When I gave my first address some fifty years ago, the leader of the Bible Class I attended took me by the arm and, after words of encouragement, said: 'If an older man may give you a word of advice, stick to your simplicity.'
In his book Martin Parsons asks about Holiness: What is it? How does it show?
An address written for the Dublin Youth Conference, 1943. We are created in order to worship God. Worship must be based on knowledge of God; we must repent of our sin and received God's salvation in order to worship; worship must be balanced. The Book of Common Prayer ensures worship is both Biblical and balanced.
Thinking towards Confirmation
A short booklet published in 1968.
The Christ we proclaim
Martin was invited to preach the CMS Annual Sermon in 1960. This contains the heart of his message.
A short autobiography under the title 'Pilgrimage in Partnership' was published by grove Books in 1982. This version uses Martin's original manuscript, which includes passages excised from the printed version. Martin was very keen not to cause offence or embarrassment to anyone, so the passages added here are particularly interesting.
A Plain Guide to the Old Testament
Never published as a book, this Guide is closely based on lecture notes written for the London College of Divinity. (Transcription in progress.)
By David Parsons
The life story of his mother, born Emily Evelyn Wynne. There will be additions and changes to this work.
The life of Evelyn Wynne née Ball-Acton, mother of Emily.
The life of Edward Wynne, father of Emily.
Gleam Flying Onward
The history of Bruton School for Girls.
Read the first chapter here.
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By Archdeacon G.R. Wynne
Archdeacon Wynne was a prolific author. See list here
By Bishop Frederick Wynne
Fragmentary Records of Jesus of Nazareth
by Evelyn Parsons
Evelyn née Watton was the mother of Martin Parsons
by William Henry Parsons
Written at Locking during a very pleasant holiday, 1911. I stayed at the Vicarage with my family, from August 1st to September 12th. Written at the old house, still occupied by my brother Joe.
The Wynnes in Glendalough
Extracts from 'Where the river runs' by Vera Pettigrew, with stories of Jack and May Wynne of The Cottage, Glendalough, Co Wicklow in Ireland, and Gladys Wynne of Lake Cottage.
by Stella Durand
The Revd Lady Stella Durand is Rector of Kiltegan, Co Wicklow, in Ireland. She has written the definitive guide to the Church of Ireland Parish of Drumcliffe in Co Sligo, where W B Yeats is buried. Stella is a 4th cousin, descended from the Wynnes of Sligo. The book was published in 2000 by Drumlin Publications, IBSN 1-873437-19-6. Before Ireland adopted the Euro it cost £IR8. A few of the fact in the book about Wynne family members are here.
Colonel Charles Ball-Acton
Georgie Ball-Acton née (Georgina Cecilia) Annesley commissioned this book about her late husband so that their children would know about their father. One of those children, Evelyn Caroline Annesley Ball-Acton, later Mrs Wynne, told us it was a dull book, and it certainly could have been more interestingly written, but the events it records and the portrait of the man are very interesting to me at least.
In a Strange Land
An account of his throat cancer and laryngectomy by Robin includes the role played by Barbara Reynolds in his recovery.
'George Birmingham' (Revd James Owen Hannay) whose mother was a Wynne wrote comic novels set in Ireland. Nine of them are available at The Gutenberg Project.