1820–1887
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Ju­ly 15, 1820, Cu­by with Tre­go­ny, Cornwall.

March 21, 1887, Bath, Eng­land.

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Church of St. Cuby Tregony

Educated for the le­gal pro­fes­sion, Gur­ney was called to the bar at the Mid­dle Tem­ple, but the Bi­shop of Exeter or­dained him a dea­con in 1849, and priest in 1850.

He was ap­point­ed one of the Bod­lei­an Lec­tur­ers at Ex­e­ter, and in March 1852, be­came cur­ate of St. Ma­ry, Crown Street, So­ho Square, Lon­don. He al­so served as cur­ate of Buck­ing­ham (1854–58) and chap­lain of the Eng­lish con­gre­ga­tion, Cour des Coches, Par­is (1858–71).

His works in­clude:

  1. Awful Noontide Gloom Is O’er, The
  2. Christ Is Risen! Christ Is Risen!
  3. Come, Ye Lofty
  4. Day of Pentecost, The
  5. Memory of the Blest Departed
  6. High Above a Star Is Shining
  7. Now to God on High Be Glory
  8. Silence in the House of Prayer
  1. Chesham

Gurney’s burial place