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Re: School Chaplains

Post by carong » Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:39 pm

kerrensimmonds wrote:Yes, David. Bp Lindsay has been with us for many years (I can recall several Confirmation services in my own Church, alone.....he is very charismatic).But now he is leaving, in order to manage the pilgrimage site at Walsingham (apparently something very close to his heart). The diocese (especially our part of it) will be seriously deficient when he has moved on.
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I'm going to miss him too! Charismatic is an understatement! He also had a long and detailed discussion with Georgia about ten pin bowling at my mother's confirmation; apparently he's quite a fan!
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Post by carong » Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:45 pm

Vonny wrote:At Hertford we had Rev Birtwistle (sp :? ). He did not live at the school and I only remember seeing him on Sundays. I really can't remember whether he took the weekday morning services or not.
No, generally Miss Tucker took the weekday services as far as I can remember. We used to love it when we had 'Onward Christian Soldiers' on Sundays. Rev Birtwhistle had his own unique way of singing it!
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Re: School Chaplains

Post by kerrensimmonds » Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:39 pm

George Bell was certainly a very charismatic as well as a theologically sound Bishop, and his work is still recognised. He took office as Bishop of Chichester in 1929 and (I think) died in post in 1958.
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Re: School Chaplains

Post by stpandp » Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:56 pm

kerrensimmonds wrote:George Bell was certainly a very charismatic as well as a theologically sound Bishop, and his work is still recognised. He took office as Bishop of Chichester in 1929 and (I think) died in post in 1958.
Yes, the 1958 is important - the Cathedral has been remebering the 50th anniversary of his death - see http://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/p ... rames.html

Back to the chaplain issue, though.

One fact that is worth putting on record is that schools nowadays often will expect all teaching staff to have a formal qualifications as a teacher - most clergy do not and so the transition from parish to school chaplaincy is not so easy as it once was.

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Re: School Chaplains

Post by michael scuffil » Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:29 am

kerrensimmonds wrote:George Bell was certainly a very charismatic as well as a theologically sound Bishop, and his work is still recognised. He took office as Bishop of Chichester in 1929 and (I think) died in post in 1958.
I THINK he had retired when he died, but only very shortly before. Of course it was 1958, in fact the 50th anniversary of his death was last week (sorry about that mistake further up). His CH Leaving Bible was presented to him in the spring of 1958, on the day after he carried out Confirmations at CH for the last time.

As for chaplains, an interesting part was played by John Robson, who might be considered the first "modern" chaplain of CH. As assistant chaplain he introduced things like holy communion in houses. But his other contribution to CH was the mutual introduction of the school and his lifelong friend the then Dean of Westminster, Eric Abbott. This was a piece of social climbing on the school's part which it exploited for all it was worth.
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Post by Great Plum » Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:08 pm

Our parish priest is known as Father Andrew, but that is not due to his churchmanship, but that his first parish, when he was curate, called him that...
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Post by stpandp » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:49 pm

Great Plum wrote:Our parish priest is known as Father Andrew, but that is not due to his churchmanship, but that his first parish, when he was curate, called him that...

That wouldn't be Father Andrew of St Matthew, Redhill, would it?

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Post by CHAZ » Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:55 pm

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As for chaplains, an interesting part was played by John Robson, who might be considered the first "modern" chaplain of CH. As assistant chaplain he introduced things like holy communion in houses. But his other contribution to CH was the mutual introduction of the school and his lifelong friend the then Dean of Westminster, Eric Abbott. This was a piece of social climbing on the school's part which it exploited for all it was worth.[/quote]

I went to Eric Symes Abbott's memorial service as SG. John Robson was a great guy and in my time it was the great trio of Robson, Atkinson and for a while Godfrey Hall. Porteous came in in my last year.

House Communions were great as were Confirmation lessons in Robbos house.

Does anyone remember the fantastic colorful garments the chaplains wore in the 80s and maybe beyond? It was always a treat to see what garb John Robson would be wearing on the Sunday evening service. Ian Atkinson was always dressed in a monk like white ...it did look a bit like a Klu Klux Klan garb.

Robson followed Newsome to Wellington...
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Post by Great Plum » Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:12 pm

stpandp wrote:
Great Plum wrote:Our parish priest is known as Father Andrew, but that is not due to his churchmanship, but that his first parish, when he was curate, called him that...

That wouldn't be Father Andrew of St Matthew, Redhill, would it?
The very same... how do you know him?
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Re: School Chaplains

Post by stpandp » Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:13 pm

Great Plum wrote:
stpandp wrote:
Great Plum wrote:Our parish priest is known as Father Andrew, but that is not due to his churchmanship, but that his first parish, when he was curate, called him that...

That wouldn't be Father Andrew of St Matthew, Redhill, would it?
The very same... how do you know him?
he used to be a neighbouring colleage and my rural dean

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Post by Great Plum » Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:16 pm

Ah, OK... was that down near Midhurst?
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Post by CHAZ » Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:26 pm

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As for chaplains, an interesting part was played by John Robson, who might be considered the first "modern" chaplain of CH. As assistant chaplain he introduced things like holy communion in houses. But his other contribution to CH was the mutual introduction of the school and his lifelong friend the then Dean of Westminster, Eric Abbott. This was a piece of social climbing on the school's part which it exploited for all it was worth.[/quote]


http://www.westminster-abbey.org/search/11715

I think John Robson became Chaplain to the Queen too in the 90s but I have no idea where he is now...
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