Former Chaplain celebrates his 100th birthday

Revd Roy Henry (Bowyer) Yin

Revd Roy Henry (Bowyer) Yin will celebrate his 100th birthday on 7 October 2010. Revd Yin was Chaplain at King's between 1934 and 1937.

He was born in Singapore in 1910 and came to King's as an undergraduate in 1929. He began studying Maths but switched to History and graduated in 1932. At this time the Dean of Chapel was Eric Milner-White and the Director of Music was the distinguished choirmaster Boris Ord, with whom Yin developed a lifelong friendship together with a passion for church music.

Revd Roy Yin as an undergraduate

Revd Yin as a student at King's

He took this passion and the experience of choir training he had gained from Ord to Hurstpierpoint College in Sussex, where he was Chaplain from 1937 to 1945. He then became Chaplain and Master of the Choir at St Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia, Sri Lanka (1946-1962).

Revd Yin will celebrate his birthday in Singapore with his adopted family and close friends. He will receive a special mention at the Service of Eucharist given in the Chapel on that day.

The College would like to take this opportunity to send him every good wish for his birthday.

4 October 2010