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Walter Farquharson

The Very Rev. Walter Farquharson was elected Moderator of The United Church of Canada in 1990, at the 33rd General Council. Born in Rosetown, SK, he was settled at the Saltcoats-Bredenbury Pastoral Charge in Saskatchewan Conference in 1961 and remained in pastoral ministry there until his retirement.

Walter is the author of hundreds of hymn texts. He contributed 13 selections to Voices United (hymnbook of the United Church of Canada), including the Farquharson/Klusmeier collaboration “Walls That Divide” which is sung at worship in churches throughout the world. Walter’s gifts to the ministry of the church are deep and his vision is a loving one: “We need to recover a sense of being a spiritually based people who care for one another.”

Walter and Joan Farquharson live in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan (Canada). They are the proud parents of four adult children, each with children of their own who are showered with love from Grandma & Grandpa Farquharson!