Waite, Terence Hardy or Terry

Terry Waite CBE (born May 31, 1939 in Styal, Cheshire, England) is a British humanitarian and author. In the 1980s he was the Archbishop of Canterbury's Assistant for Anglican Communion Affairs under Robert Runcie. As an envoy for the Church of England, he travelled to Lebanon to try to secure the release of four hostages including journalist John McCarthy. He was himself held captive between 1987 and 1991, while trying to arrange the release of other hostages, lived with his family in Blackheath. He is also Patron of the charity AbleChildAfrica.

He was awarded the Freedom of the Borough on 16th November 1992.

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