Born on 17 August 1917, he was educated at the University of Leeds and ordained after a period of study at the College of the Resurrection in 1940. He held curacies in Ryhope, Durham and Esh before being appointed Chaplain of University College, Durham. He was Vicar of Stillington from 1948 to 1955 and Succentor of Exeter Cathedral until 1960. He was then a Lecturer in Liturgical Studies at King's College London. In 1968 he was appointed a Canon of Westminster and in 1974 Archdeacon of Westminster, his last appointment before the deanery. An eminent author, he died on 11 April 1990.
"Prayer Book Revision in England, 1800–1900", 1954.
"George Bell: Bishop of Chichester", 1967.
"A Christian’s Prayer Book", "The Daily Office Revised", 1978.
"The Development of the Anglican Liturgy 1662–1980".
"Language and the Worship of the Church"
With Paul F. Bradshaw, A Companion to the Alternative Service Book, SPCK, 1986.
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