Thomas Walker

1859-1912. Anglican missionary to South India. “Walker of Tinnevelly” (Tirunelveli) was born at Matlock Bath, Derbyshire; educated at St. John's College, Cambridge; ordained in 1882; and sent by the Church Missionary Society to Tinnevelly in 1885. Apart from his evangelism and his Bible teaching in the Tamil field, he was noted for preaching at conventions (on Keswick lines), particularly at hill stations, and he exerted considerable influence among the reformed section of the Syrian Orthodox Church (newly gathered into the Mar Thoma Church*) by preaching tours in Kerala at the Syrians' invitation, and especially at the Maramon Convention. He was associated closely also with the work of Amy Carmichael* of Dohnavur, who wrote his biography.