Alfred Jarvis

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Memorial in Sheffield Cathedral

The Very. Rev Alfred Charles Eustace Jarvis KCB CMG MC [1][2][3] was an eminent Anglican priest in the 20th century.

He was born in Bournemouth in 1876[4] and began work as an apprentice in a furniture shop.[5] He studied at Handsworth Theological College [6] and was a Methodist Minister from 1901 to 1908 when he was ordained into the Church of England.[7] He was initially a Curate at All Saints, South Lambeth.[8]

From 1909, he served the Royal Army Chaplains Department[9] at Woolwich, Jamaica, Portsmouth and Lichfield before gallant service in World War I where he was Mentioned in Despatches three times and awarded the Military Cross. After the war he was Assistant Chaplain-General, Northern Command from 1920 to 1925 and Chaplain-General to the Forces until 1931; and also Chaplain of the Tower of London from 1927. He was Provost and Vicar of Sheffield from 1931 to 1948; and also Archdeacon of Sheffield for two spells (1931 to 1933, and 1934 to 1938) and Rural Dean for one (1939–1942).

An Honorary Chaplain to two Kings[10][11] and a Chaplain of the Order of St John of Jerusalem,[12] he died on 26 March 1957.[13]


  1. ^ London Gazette 26 August 1918
  2. ^ London Gazette 26 January 1917
  3. ^ London Gazette 4 June 1928
  4. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  5. ^ The Very Rev. A. C. E. Jarvis Provost Emeritus Of Sheffield The Times Wednesday, 27 Mar 1957; pg. 13; Issue 53800; col E
  6. ^ Digital Photo
  7. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP 1940
  8. ^ Southwark Anglican
  9. ^ London Gazette 8 July 1910
  10. ^ His Majesty's Household Appointments By The King, Full List Of Officers The Times Tuesday, 21 Jul 1936; pg. 11; Issue 47432; col A
  11. ^ His Majesty's Household Appointments By The King, Full List Of Officers The Times Wednesday, 3 Mar 1937; pg. 9; Issue 47623; col A
  12. ^ Edinburgh Gazette 26 August
  13. ^ Deaths The Times Saturday, 30 Mar 1957; pg. 8; Issue 53803; col B
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Taylor Smith
Chaplain-General to the Forces
Succeeded by
Ernest Hayford Thorold
Preceded by
John Russell Darbyshire
Archdeacon of Sheffield
Succeeded by
Alexander John Doull
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Provost of Sheffield
Succeeded by
John Howard Cruse
Preceded by
Alexander John Doull
Archdeacon of Sheffield
Succeeded by
William Arthur Baker