Balmforth educated at Sebright School and Brasenose College, Oxford. He was ordained Deacon in 1952 and Priest in 1953. After a curacy in Mansfield  he held incumbencies in Skegby, Kidderminster and Kings Norton until his Archdeacon’s appointment.
- Church Times
- "The Venerable Anthony James Balmforth". Old Wolvernian Association. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
- ‘BALMFORTH, Ven. Anthony James’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2009 ; online edn, Nov 2009 accessed 2 May 2013
- Brazen Nose
- Crockford's Clerical Directory 1959-60 Oxford, OUP, 1959 p51
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