Henry Charles Beeching
|Dean of Norwich|
|Born||15 May 1859|
|Died||25 February 1919 (aged 59)|
|Alma mater||Balliol College, Oxford|
Henry Charles Beeching (15 May 1859 – 25 February 1919)  was a British clergyman, author and poet, who was Dean of Norwich from 1911 to 1919. 
Beeching was born on 15 May 1859 in Sussex, the son of J. P. G. Beeching of Bexhill.  He was educated at the City of London School and at Balliol College, Oxford.   He took holy orders in 1882, and began work in a Liverpool parish at Mossley Hill.  He was Rector of Yattendon from 1885 to 1900; Clark Lecturer at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1900; professor of Pastoral Theology at King's College London from 1900 to 1903; Chaplain of Lincoln's Inn from 1900 to 1903;  Canon of Westminster Abbey from October 1902 until 1911   and Dean of Norwich from 1911 until his death.  He wrote a book on Francis Atterbury.  To him is attributed the popular epigram on Benjamin Jowett:
This is the first verse of The Masque of B-ll—l (1880), a scurrilous undergraduate production in 40 verses satirising Balliol figures. It was suppressed at the time. Later research has given Beeching credit for 19 of the verses.[ citation needed ]
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