Horace Carpenter (priest)

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The Ven. Horace John Carpenter [1] (30 July 1887 – 26 June 1965) was Archdeacon of Salop from 1945 [2] to 1959. [3]

Carpenter was educated at University College, London. His first post was a curacy at Christ Church, Penge. [4] From 1915 to 1920 he was Resident Tutor at the London College of Divinity and a lecturer in Philosophy and Biblical Theology at London University. During this period he also served as a Chaplain to the British Armed Forces. [5] He held incumbencies at Anerley (1920 to 1929); Wrangthorn (1929 to 1935); Walsall (1935 to 1943); and Penkridge (1943 to 1945). He was Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Lichfield from 1937 and a prebendary of Lichfield Cathedral from 1938. [6]


  1. NPG details
  2. Ecclesiastical News. The Times (London, England), Thursday, Nov 29, 1945; pg. 7; Issue 50312
  3. Ecclesiastical News. The Times (London, England), Tuesday, May 19, 1959; pg. 12; Issue 54464
  4. Crockford's Clerical Directory Oxford, OUP, 1959
  5. London Gazette
  6. ‘CARPENTER, Ven. Horace John’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 8 May 2016

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