Brian Horlock

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Horlock (centre) on a return visit to St Gabriel's Church, North Acton, with the present vicar and the director of music

Brian William Horlock (born 1931) is an Anglican priest.

Birth and education[edit]

Horlock was born in 1931,[1] educated at the University of Wales, Lampeter, and ordained in 1957.

Ordained ministry[edit]

Horlock was a curate in Chiswick and then in Witney until 1962. He was vicar of St Gabriel's Church, North Acton, until 1968 when he became the Anglican chaplain in Norway. In 1980 he was appointed Archdeacon of Scandinavia and in 1989 the Dean of Gibraltar,[2] a post he held for nine years.

Personal life[edit]

Horlock is married to Rosemary, the daughter of the Revd Prebendary George Lloyd, vicar of St Nicholas, Chiswick, under whom Horlock served as assistant curate from 1957 to 1961. In retirement Horlock lives in Royal Wootton Bassett and is an honorary assistant priest in the parish church. He is an opponent of the ordination of women as priests.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Crockfords (London, Church House, 1995) ISBN 0-7151-8088-6
  2. ^ Gib Connect Archived July 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Anthony Lindsay Nind
Dean of Gibraltar
1989 – 1998
Succeeded by
William Gordon Reid