Derek Hole

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The Very Rev Derek Norman Hole[1] was an eminent Anglican priest in the second half of the 20th century.

Born on 5 December 1933, he was educated at Public Central School, Plymouth and prepared for ordination at Lincoln Theological College.[2] He began his career as Curate at St Mary Magdalen, Knighton, Leicester[3] after which he was Domestic Chaplain to the Archbishop of Cape Town.[4] After a further curacy at St Nicholas, Kenilworth he was Rector of St Mary the Virgin, Burton Latimer.[5] From 1973 to 1992 he was Vicar of St James the Greater, Leicester[6] when he became Provost of Leicester Cathedral - a post he held for 7 years.


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 p 463 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  3. ^ Church web-site
  4. ^ Who's Who 1996 p923 London, A & C Black, 1997 ISBN 0-7136-4255-6
  5. ^ History of Parish
  6. ^ Century to Millennium: St James the Greater, Leicester 1899–1999, compiled by Dr A. McWhirr, 1999 > British Library web site accessed 16:29 GMT Saturday 23 April 2010
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Alan Christopher Warren
Provost of Leicester Cathedral
1992– 1999
Succeeded by
Vivienne Frances Faull