Thomas Barfett

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The Ven. Thomas Barfett, MA (2 October 1916 – 22 June 2000[1]) was Archdeacon of Hereford and a Canon Residentiary at Hereford Cathedral from 1977 to 1982.

The son of an Anglican priest,[2] he was educated at St John's School, Leatherhead, Keble College, Oxford and Wells Theological College; and ordained in 1940.[3] He served curacies at Christ Church, Gosport, St Francis of Assisi, Gladstone Park, London and St Andrew Undershaft with St Mary Axe, City of London. he was Chaplain at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Calcutta. He was Vicar of St Paul, Penzance from 1949 to 1955; Rector of Falmouth from 1955 to 1977; and a Honorary Chaplain to the Queen from 1975 to 1986.


  1. ^ Telegraph Obituary
  2. ^ His father was The Rev. Thomas Clarence Fairchild Barfett, sometime Vicar of Halsetown > ‘BARFETT, Ven. Thomas’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2007; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 5 Dec 2013
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1947-48 p63: Oxford, OUP, 1947
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Wilfred Lewis
Archdeacon of Hereford
Succeeded by
Andrew Henry Woodhouse