Harold Richards

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John Harold Richards (1869 – 23 August 1952) was an Anglican priest in the first half of the 20th century.

He was born in 1869 and educated at Wrexham Grammar School[1] and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.[2] He was ordained in 1896[3] and began his ecclesiastical career with a curacy at St Matthew’s, Cambridge.[4] After this he held incumbencies at Bordesley, Coleshill and St Augustine's, Edgbaston. From 1920 to 1938 he was Archdeacon of Aston. In 1937 he became Provost of Birmingham Cathedral, and held the post for 11 years. He died in 1952.[5]


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ "Richards, John Harold (RCRS892JH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ The Times, Tuesday, 24 September 1895; p. 4; Issue 34690; col B Ordinations Ely
  4. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  5. ^ Obituary The Very Rev. J. H. Richards A Former Provost Of Birmingham The Times Tuesday, 26 August 1952; p. 6; Issue 52400; col E
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Arthur Hamilton Baynes
Provost of Birmingham Cathedral
Succeeded by
Harold George Michael Clarke