Donald Gray (priest)

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Donald Clifford Gray CBE was born in Manchester, England in 1930, the son of Henry Hackett Gray and the grandson of Richard Hackett, Father of the Chapel printer at the Manchester Guardian and President of the Typographical Association. Having trained for the priesthood at King's College London and St Boniface Missionary College, Warminster, he served as a priest in the Diocese of Manchester until becoming Rector of Liverpool in 1974.

He was for several years an Honorary Chaplain to the Queen (a military form of chaplain to the Queen) through his involvement with the Territorial Army In 1970 he was awarded the TD (Territorial Decoration). He was later appointed to the Royal Household as a chaplain to the Queen.

In 1987 he was appointed a canon of Westminster and Speaker's Chaplain. His role within the Westminster Chapter was that of Rector of St. Margaret's, Westminster.[1] That role and that of Speaker's Chaplain have been practically, though not necessarily, combined for some years.

He was awarded a PhD by the University of Manchester in 1984 and is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and of the Royal Historical Society.

Publications[edit]

  • Earth and Altar. Donald Gray, Alcuin / Caterbury Press (1986)
  • Chaplain to Mr Speaker. Donald Gray. HMSO (1991). ISBN 0-10-850634-7
  • Ronald Jasper, His Life, His Work, and the ASB. Donald Gray. SPCK (1997). ISBN 0-281-04976-9
  • Percy Dearmer : A Parson's Pilgrimage. Donald Gray. Canterbury Press (2000). ISBN 1-85311-335-2
  • Memorial Services. Donald Gray. Alcuin / SPCK (2002). ISBN 0-281-05406-1
  • All Majesty and Power : An Anthology of Royal Prayers. Donald Gray, Editor. Hodder & Stoughton (2000)
  • All Majesty and Power : An Anthology of Royal Prayers. Donald Gray, Editor. Eerdmans USA (2002) ISBN 0-8028-3957-6
  • The 1927-1928 Prayer Book Crisis Part 1. Donald Gray. SCM-Canterbury Press (2005) ISBN 1-85311-727-7
  • The 1927-1928 Prayer Book Crisis Part 2. Donald Gray. SCM-Canterbury Press (2006) ISBN 1-85311-743-9

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Antiquaries journal, Volume 71. 1993