He was born on 24 January 1911, educated at Portsmouth Grammar School and Wadham College, Oxford and ordained in 1936. After curacies in Stoke on Trent and Leeds he was a chaplain to the British Armed Forces between 1940 and 1945. When peace returned he was Rector of Elland and then a canon residentiary at Ely Cathedral. After a brief spell in a similar role at St Paul’s Cathedral he was appointed Archdeacon of Canterbury in 1972, a post he held for nine years. A noted commentator on Vatican affairs, he died on 15 November 1981.
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- “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
- Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
- Cathedral fact sheet Archived July 26, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- Amongst others he wrote “Looking at the Vatican Council”, 1962; “Anglican-Roman Relations”, 1964; “The Second Vatican Council”, 1967; and “Rome and Canterbury through Four Centuries”, 1975 > British Library website accessed 19 September 2010
- The Times, 17 November 1981; pg. 12; Issue 61084; col G The Ven Bernard Pawley
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Michael John Nott
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