Christopher Spafford

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Christopher Garnett Howsin Spafford was Provost of Newcastle from 1976[1] to 1989.

Spafford was born into an ecclesiastical family[2] on 10 September 1924, educated at Marlborough College and St John's College, Oxford and ordained in 1950.[3] After curacies at Brighouse and Huddersfield he held incumbencies at Hebden Bridge, Thornhill and Shrewsbury.[4] He was Provost of Newcastle Cathedral from 1976 to 1989.[5]

Reverend Christopher Spafford died in September 2011.[6]


  1. ^ Newcastle Libraries Archived 2011-08-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ His father was the Rev. Canon Douglas Norman Spafford, sometime Vicar of Walton-on-the-Hill > Crockford's Clerical Directory 1948 Oxford, OUP, 1947
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ Who’s Who 1996 London A & C Black, 1995 ISBN 0-7136-4255-6]
  5. ^ ancestral-indexes
  6. ^ "St Chad' s, Shrewsbury". ukpressonline. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Conrad Clifton Wolters
Provost of Newcastle
1976 – 1989
Succeeded by
Nicholas Guy Coulton