Thomas Forman (priest)

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Thomas Pears Gordon Forman[1] (b Repton[2] 27 January 1885 - 22 November 1965[3]) was Archdeacon of Lindisfarne from 1944[4] until 1955.[5]

Forman was educated at Shrewsbury [6] and Pembroke College, Cambridge. After a curacy at Kenilworth he was an Assistant Master at his old school until wartime service as a Temporary Chaplain to the Forces. Following a further curacy in York he was Chaplain to the Duke of Portland until 1924.[7] After this he was Rector of Bothal for twenty years until his Archdeacon’s appointment.[8]


  1. ^ London Gazette
  2. ^ Cricket Archive Archived 2013-04-20 at
  3. ^ Deaths The Times (London, England), Friday, Nov 26, 1965; pg. 1; Issue 56489
  4. ^ Ecclesiastical News. New Archdeacon of Lindisfarne The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Aug 01, 1944; pg. 6; Issue 49923
  5. ^ Ecclesiastical News The Times (London, England), Saturday, Aug 13, 1955; pg. 8; Issue 53298
  6. ^ ”The Shrewsbury School Register” Auden, J.E (Ed) Oswestry; Woodall, Minshall, Thomas & Co; 1909
  7. ^ ‘Forman, Ven. Thomas Pears Gordon’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Oct 2012 accessed 29 March 2013
  8. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1947-48Oxford, OUP,1947 p452
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Robert Rattray Mangin
Archdeacon of Lindisfarne
Succeeded by
Wilfrid Denys Pawson