John Long (priest)

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John Sanderson Long (21 July 1913 - 4 June 2008)[1] was an Anglican priest.[2]

Long was born into an ecclesiastical family[3] and educated at St Edmund’s School, Canterbury, Queens' College, Cambridge and Ripon College Cuddesdon. After a curacy at St Mary and St Eanswythe's Folkestone[4] he was a World War II chaplain in the Royal Naval Reserve.[5] He was domestic chaplain to the Geoffrey Fisher, the Archbishop of Canterbury, from 1946 to 1953. He then held incumbencies at Bearsted and Petersfield before becoming the Archdeacon of Ely in 1970. He retired in 1981.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Obituary: THE VEN. JOHN SANDERSON LONG
  2. ^ The Times, 24 July 1971, p14, "Obituary: The Ven H. F. Kirkpatrick"
  3. ^ His father was the Reverend Guy Stephenson Long, Who's Who 1996, London, A & C Black, 1996, ISBN 0-7136-4255-6
  4. ^ Church details
  5. ^ Crockford's, Oxford, OUP, 1947–48
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Michael Sausmarez Carey
Archdeacon of Ely
1970–1981
Succeeded by
David Walser