Eric Buchan

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Eric Ancrum Buchan (6 November 1907 in Clifton, Bristol [1] – 27 April 2001 in Lingfield, Surrey[2]) was Archdeacon of Coventry[3] from 1965[4] to 1977.[5]

Buchan was born in Bristol and educated at the city’s grammar school. Following a commission in the RAF [6] he studied at St Chad's College, Durham and was ordained in 1934.[7] After a curacy at Holy Nativity, Knowle, Bristol he became a wartime chaplain in the RAFVR.[8] He was Vicar of St Mark’s with St Barnabas, Coventry from 1945 to 1959;[9] Rural Dean of Coventry from 1954 to 1963; and Rector of Baginton from 1963 to 1970. He was awarded the Silver Acorn for outstanding services to the Scout Movement in 1974.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coventry Telegraph Obituary
  2. ^ The Free Library
  3. ^ Lambeth Palace Library
  4. ^ New Archdeacon Of Coventry The Times (London, England), Wednesday, 28 Apr 1965; pg. 14; Issue 56307
  5. ^ ‘BUCHAN, Ven. Eric Ancrum’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 5 May 2013
  6. ^ 27 September 1927
  7. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1947-48: Oxford, OUP, 1947 p 170
  8. ^ London Gazette 3 December 1940
  9. ^ Daily Telegraph Obituary
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Leonard John Stanford
Archdeacon of Coventry
1965–1977
Succeeded by
Peter Sydney Godfrey Bridges