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Rev James Henry Bredin, (b. 31 May 1868) was born in Londonderry, Ireland, pictured with Mary I. (b. 2 August 1879, m. 36 July 1910, d. 31 July 1974) who was born in Northern Ireland.

Rev. Bredin was educated at Magee Theological College, Ireland. He was licensed by Derry Presbytery in June 1895; Ordained and Inducated to Ardaragh, County Down later that year. He was received with commission from the Presbyterian Church of Ireland in 1915. He began his ministry with a charge of County Down, where he laboured until he left for New Zealand. He joined his brother and sister, who were already living in New Zealand.

His charges included: Foxton MnP on 15 September 1915, Maraekakaho HBP on 6 August 1919, St David's Palmerston North on 28 August 1923 and Papakura SAP on 12 February 1929. A short, sharp illness necessitated his removal to Auckland Hospital, where he died.

"He endeared himself to the hearts of the people. He was an ardent Preacher of those truths that he felt vital and central. He was a diligent Pastor, a friend of the people, possessed of a bright, sunny nature." (From South Auckland Presbytery Memorial Minute)

Died 10 March 1932 at Auckland Hospital.

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Rev James, Mrs Bredin and Norman (child)
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circa 1923

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