Religion: The Chief

Stephen Romney Maurice Gill, 65, is a third-generation missionary, has worked in New Guinea since he was ordained a deacon 42 years ago in the Church of England. In 1938 he became the Archdeacon of Mamba.

For a salary of about £25 a year (and with an old sewing machine to help make his clothes), Archdeacon Gill has been the Christian servant and leader of about 4,000 people in an area a little larger than Connecticut. In addition to his liturgical duties he has assisted at childbirths, performed operations, pulled teeth, built a church, a school, furniture work shops, a lighting plant...

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