Chapman was educated at Sir Walter St John’s School and King's College London. He was ordained in 1937 and began his ministry with curacies at All Saints' Child’s Hill and St Paul’s Winchmore Hill. After this he was the minister of the Church of Ascension Conventional District, Preston Road, Wembley and then the Rural Dean of Chelsea. From 1950 to 1961 he was the Rector of Abinger and from then until his appointment as the Dean of Exeter in 1973 he was a residentiary canon of Guildford Cathedral.
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