Norman Ernest (Norry) McCurry (1919 - 1993):
Cleric, Church of England
Norry McCurry was born in Belfast and moved to Oxfordshire where he spent his youth. He was educated at St Edward's and later St Edmund Hall. He served as a sailor on northern Atlantic convoys, first as a seaman and then as an officer, and later he went to Chichester Theological College. He was appointed curate in Staveley and in Leeds, was priest in charge near High Wickham, and was vicar to St Edward's, Holbeck, Leeds. He finally moved to St Bartholomew's, Armley, Leeds, where he stayed for ten years from 1963. From 1973 to 1985 he was rector of St Dunstans, Stepney and from 1980 to 1985, was prebendary of St Paul's Cathedral. He was appointed to the Advisory Council for the Church's Ministry, and Archbishop Runcie invited him to look after clergy who had particular difficulties. In 1985 he became Prebendary Emeritus and Honorary Priest to St James's, Picadilly.