Norman Hook (priest)

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Norman Hook [1] (1898 – 20 May 1976) was an Anglican dean [2] in the second quarter of the 20th century. Born in 1898 [3] he was educated at Durham University (St Chad's Hall) and ordained in 1921. Following curacies in Liverpool [4] he held incumbencies at Enborne, West Norwood and Knutsford. [5] In 1945 he was appointed Rural Dean of Wimbledon and became a Canon of Southwark Cathedral. From 1953 [6] until 1969 [7] he was Dean of Norwich. [8] An eminent author, [9] he died on 20 May 1976. [10]


Coat of arms of Norman Hook
Granted 30 September 1968 [11]
A lion passant Or resting the dexter paw on a lozenge and in the mouth a shearman’s hook Sable.
Azure in chief three triguetrae and in base a pelican in her piety Or.
Non Vestra Sed Vos


  1. NPG details
  2. Ecclesiastical News New Dean Of Norwich The Times Friday, 3 Oct 1952; pg. 8; Issue 52433; col D
  3. Who was Who 1987-1990: London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN   0-7136-3457-X
  4. Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN   0-19-200008-X
  5. The Times, Tuesday, 27 Sep 1938; pg. 15; Issue 48110; col D Ecclesiastical News Church Appointments
  6. Norfolk Record Office online catalogue
  7. Church News Dean Of Norwich To Resign The Times Thursday, 13 Mar 1969; pg. 12; Issue 57508; col D
  8. "Norwich Cathedral : church, city and diocese, 1096-1996" Atherton, I: London Hambledon Press, 1996 ISBN   1-85285-134-1
  9. Amongst others he wrote Holy is His Name: Studies in the Problem of Evil, 1957; The Eucharist in the New Testament, 1965; and Christ in the Twentieth Century 1968> British Library web site accessed 12:18 GMT Sunday 12 July 2009
  10. The Times, Saturday, 22 May 1976; pg. 26; Issue 59711; col A Deaths
  11. "Grant of Arms: Very Rev'd Norman Hook 1968". Heraldry Online. Retrieved 2 October 2021.
Church of England titles
Preceded by Dean of Norwich
Succeeded by

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