Rev Dr Colin Peckham, 1936-2009

Edinburgh, Mon 16 November, 2009

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Rev Dr Colin Peckham, member of Origin's Oversight Committee since it was founded, and also of our Council of Reference.

Dr Peckham was always ready with wise advice to the Origin leadership whenever he was approached and found time as often as he could to attend and support the events. He was also the father of our artistic director and will be sorely missed by the team.

He died on Monday 9th November at his home in Broxburn, near Edinburgh. Dr Peckham had been involved in itinerant teaching ministry in the past few years as well as authoring several books following his retirement as principal of The Faith Mission Bible College in Edinburgh where he served for seventeen years.

Born in Pietermaritzburg in South Africa, he became a Christian as a young man growing up on a farm, and entered Bible College in Cape Town and then continued to be a youth leader in missions in South Africa before joining the mission's senior leadership. He studied agriculture at Maritzburg College and theology with the University of South Africa and Edinburgh University. Dr Peckham is survived by wife Mary, three children and two grandchildren. Our deepest condolences to family and friends.


About Origin Ministries

Origin Scotland is a Christian ministry based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Founded in 1997, Origin exists to promote unity in the Church and outreach to the world, and is overseen by recognised Christian leaders in the City. Origin's Council of Reference includes Mr George Verwer, Rt Rev Frank Retief, Rev Peter Grainger and others. Origin South Africa was founded in 2005 to serve God in Cape Town, South Africa. Origin Ministries USA was founded in 2012, to support Origin's work in Europe and Africa.

Origin is involved in hosting and promoting Christian events, and in publishing church guides both online and in print, and in providing quality design to Christian organisations at a fraction of commercial rates.

More information can be obtained by downloading our information brochure or from:

Norma Peckham
Corporate Liaison
Origin Scotland

or from
Origin Scotland
65 High Street

Tel: 0131 208 0095

Origin Scotland is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in Scotland No: 228298. Scottish Charity No: SC032754.