Francis Synge

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Francis Charles Synge was an Anglican priest in the 20th century: an author, educator and senior leader.

Synge was educated at King's School, Bruton[1]Selwyn College, Cambridge[2] and Wells Theological College. He was ordained deacon in 1927, and priest in 1928.[3] After a curacy at St Andrew, Taunton[4] he went out to be Chaplain to the South African Railways Mission in Southern Rhodesia. He was as Rector of Tostock from 1933 to 1935; and then Principal of Queen's College, Birmingham from 1935 to 1939. He was Domestic Chaplain to the Bishop of London from 1939;[5] and a Deputy Priest to the King from 1940.[6] He was Warden at from 1945 to 1954;[7] and Dean of George from 1954 to 1959. He was the Principal of Christ's College, Christchurch from 1959 to 1964; and Archdeacon of Kroonstad from 1965 to [8] 1968.

Books[edit]

  • St. Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians: A theological commentary (1941)
  • Introduction to and commentary on Philippians and Colossians (1951)
  • Hebrews and the Scriptures (1956)[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ School Scholarships The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jul 11, 1917; pg. 11; Issue 41527
  2. ^ University News The Times (London, England), Thursday, May 17, 1923; pg. 11; Issue 43343
  3. ^ Advent Ordinations The Times (London, England), Thursday, Dec 27, 1928; pg. 15; Issue 45085
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1967/8 p1206: London, OUP, 1967
  5. ^ Ecclesiastical News. The Times (London, England), Friday, Oct 27, 1939; pg. 11; Issue 48447
  6. ^ Deputy Priest to the King The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Sep 25, 1940; pg. 7; Issue 48730
  7. ^ Ecclesiastical News. The Times (London, England), Monday, Jul 09, 1945; pg. 7; Issue 50189
  8. ^ Bloemfontein's New Bishop The Times (London, England), Monday, Apr 17, 1967; pg. 10; Issue 56917.
  9. ^ British Library web site accessed 15:13 GMT Tuesday 7th March, 2018

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