He also worked as a translator for WCC assemblies and other events. Among the publications he wrote and edited were an introduction to the WCC, and a reader on world Christianity in the 20th century.
“Martin was an extraordinary, tenacious, and courageous ecumenist, who devoted his mind, heart and strength to the unity of the whole church, and always for the sake of justice and peace in the world,” said Rev. Dr Susan Durber, moderator of the WCC Faith and Order Commission. “He lived his own Christian life as well his working life in ecumenical contexts and burned with holy zeal for the unity of Christ’s people.”
Durber recalled his vivid prophetic voice. “I will always remember him as a brave speaker for justice who was never afraid to speak up and to challenge, and to speak again if the message wasn’t heard or was unpopular,” she said. “He was one of God’s prophets.”
A British theologian, Conway was the founder of the Association des Habitants de la Gradelle-Residence in Geneva, 1965; a trustee of the Archbishops' China Appeal Fund; a member of the Council of St Mary's Hospice; and chairman of the Oxfordshire Council for Volunteer Action. He also served on the Oxford Diocesan Board of Social Responsibility.
His funeral will take place at St Mary and St John Church, Cowley Road, Oxford on 30 January.