Henry Wansbrough

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The Very Reverend
Henry Wansbrough
OSB MA (Oxon) STL (Fribourg) LSS (Rome)
Personal details
Birth name Joseph Henry Wansbrough
Born (1934-10-09) 9 October 1934 (age 83)
Nationality British
Denomination Roman Catholic
Residence Ampleforth Abbey, England
Profession Biblical scholar, Monk
Alma mater University of Oxford, University of Fribourg

Dom Henry Wansbrough (born 9 October 1934[1]), OSB MA (Oxon) STL (Fribourg) LSS (Rome) (born Joseph Wansbrough), is a British biblical scholar and a monk of Ampleforth Abbey, England.


Wansbrough is Cathedral Prior of Norwich (2004–present), Magister Scholarum of the English Benedictine Congregation (2001–present), Member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission (1997–2007),[2] Chairman of the Trustees of the Catholic Biblical Association (1996–present), and Emeritus Member of the Faculty of Theology in the University of Oxford (1990–present). He is Alexander Jones Professor of Biblical Studies within the Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious studies at Liverpool Hope University. From 1990 until 2004 he was Master of St Benet's Hall, the Benedictine Permanent Private Hall of the University.

He was General Editor of the New Jerusalem Bible. He has written twenty books, more than sixty articles, around ninety book reviews, an edition of the Synoptic Gospels, with an accompanying textbook, for 'A'-Level students, and more than fifty electronic booklets, essays, and lectures, as well as editing, co-editing, and translating other volumes. Today he resides at Ampleforth.[citation needed]

He produces the "Wednesday Word" a not-for-profit collaborative Charitable Trust based at St Austin’s Catholic Church, Wakefield, West Yorkshire which aims to spread the Sunday Gospel to families through primary schools and enriching the Home, School & Parish partnership.


  1. ^ "Wansbrough, Henry, 1934-". Library of Congress Authorities. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Profile of Dom Henry Wansbrough

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Fabian Cowper
Master of St Benet's Hall, Oxford
Succeeded by
Leo Chamberlain