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Thomas Spurgeon

1856-1917. Baptist pastor. Twin son of C.H. Spurgeon,* he studied theology at the Pastors' (“Spurgeon's”) College, and art and wood-engraving in London. In 1877 he visited Australia and Tasmania, and returning to Australasia two years later, he accepted a Baptist pastorate in Auckland in 1881, afterward being an evangelist for the New Zealand Baptist Union (1889-93). He then went to London as pastor of the Metropolitan Tabernacle, which he saw burned and rebuilt. He resigned for health reasons in 1908. He was also president of his old college, of the Colportage Association, and of Stockwell Orphanage. His son (Thomas Harold, 1891-1967) served for many years in Dublin as principal of the Irish Baptist College.