Basil O'Ferrall

Last updated

Basil Arthur O’Ferrall CB QHC (24 August 1924 – 23 June 2006) was an Anglican priest in the second half of the 20th century. [1]

He was born on 24 August 1924 [2] and educated at St Patrick’s Cathedral Grammar School, Dublin and Trinity College in the same city. He was ordained in 1948 and began his ecclesiastical career with a curacy at St Patrick’s, Coleraine [3] after which he became a naval chaplain. He served on amongst others HMS Victory, HMS Ganges, HMS Adamant and HMS Victorious before becoming Chaplain of the Fleet and Archdeacon of the Royal Navy, a post he held from 1975 to 1980. An Honorary Chaplain to the Queen, he was Vicar of Ranworth with Woodbastwick [4] before becoming Dean of Jersey in 1985. [5] He retired in 1993; and died on 23 June 2006.

Notes and references

  1. Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76. London: Oxford University Press, 1976. ISBN   0-19-200008-X
  2. “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN   978-0-19-954087-7
  3. Rathlin Church
  4. London Gazette
  5. Societe Jersaise
Church of England titles
Preceded by Chaplain of the Fleet
1975 1980
Succeeded by
Preceded by Dean of Jersey
Succeeded by

Related Research Articles

Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma British statesman and naval officer (1900–1979)

Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, born and known until 1917 as Prince Louis of Battenberg, then named until 1946 Lord Louis Mountbatten, and then named until 1947 as Viscount Mountbatten of Burma, was a member of the British royal family, Royal Navy officer and statesman. He was a maternal uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and second cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II. During the Second World War, he was Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command. He was the last Viceroy of British India, and the first governor-general of the Dominion of India.

Sir Charles Madden, 1st Baronet

Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Edward Madden, 1st Baronet,, was a Royal Navy officer who served during the First World War as Chief of the Staff to Sir John Jellicoe in the Grand Fleet from 1914 to 1916 and as Second-in-Command of the fleet under Sir David Beatty from 1916 to 1919. He was Commander-in-Chief of the Atlantic Fleet after the war and served as First Sea Lord in the late 1920s. In that role, in order to avoid an arms race, he accepted parity with the United States in the form of 50 cruisers defending his position on the basis that he only actually had 48 cruisers anyway.

John Green, is a Church of England priest and former Royal Navy chaplain. He was Chaplain of the Fleet, Director General of the Naval Chaplaincy Service and Archdeacon for the Royal Navy from 2006 to 2010. He was Archdeacon Pastor in the Diocese of Coventry from 2012 until his retirement in 2017.

Victor Gilbert Benjamin Griffin was a Church of Ireland (Anglican) priest, theologian and author and a strongly liberal voice in Irish public life.

John Cunningham (Royal Navy officer)

Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Henry Dacres Cunningham was a Royal Navy officer. A qualified senior navigator, he became Director of Plans at the Admiralty in 1930. He saw action as Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet during the Second World War with responsibility for the allied landings at Anzio and in the south of France. He served as First Sea Lord in the late 1940s: his focus was on implementing the Government's policy of scrapping many serviceable ships.

Watkin Williams (bishop)

Watkin Herbert Williams was Dean of St Asaph from 1892 to 1899. and Bishop of Bangor from 1899 to 1925.

Walter Knight-Adkin English Anglican priest

Walter Kenrick Knight-Adkin was an Anglican priest in the first half of the 20th century.

Eric William Bradley Cordingly MBE was the Anglican Bishop of Thetford from 1963 until his death in 1976.

Peter Clement Moore was an Anglican priest who was the Dean of St Albans from 1973 to 1993.

Matthew Mullineux British Isles international rugby union player

Matthew Mullineux MC was an English rugby union scrum-half who, although not capped for England, was selected for two British Lions tours. He gained one cap during the 1896 tour to South Africa and captained the 1899 tour of Australia. An Anglican minister, he later became a chaplain in the British Army, and was awarded the Military Cross for his actions during the First World War.

Ernest Edwin Curtis was an Anglican Archbishop in the second half of the 20th century.

Neil Collings was an eminent Anglican priest in the 21st century.

John Howard Churchill was Dean of Carlisle from 1973 to 1987.

(Elistan) Patrick Glover was the Bishop of Bloemfontein, from 1997 until his retirement in 2012.

Right Rev. Robert McKew was an Irish Anglican priest in the 20th century.

Chandos Clifford Hastings Mansel Morgan, was a Church of England priest and military chaplain. He was Chaplain of the Fleet and Archdeacon of the Royal Navy from 1972 to 1975.

Frederick Darrell Bunt was Chaplain of the Fleet and Archdeacon of the Royal Navy from 1956 to 1960.

Leonard Coulshaw was Chaplain of the Fleet and Archdeacon of the Royal Navy from 1948 to 1952.

Richard Henry Malden, BD,, Dean of Wells, was a prominent Anglican churchman, editor, classical and Biblical scholar, and a writer of ghost stories.

Royal Navy Chaplaincy Service

The Royal Navy Chaplaincy Service provides chaplains to the Royal Navy. The chaplains are commissioned by the Sovereign but do not hold military rank other than that of "Chaplain Royal Navy". They are usually addressed as Padre, Reverend or more informally Bish. Chaplains are recruited from a number of Christian denominations.