Christopher Prior

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Christopher Prior, CB (2 July 1912 - 14 September 2004) [1] was an eminent Anglican priest: Chaplain of the Fleet from 1966 to 1969 and Archdeacon of Portsmouth from then to 1977.

Born on 2 July 1912,[2] he was educated at Keble College, Oxford. He was ordained [3] after a period of study at Ripon College Cuddesdon and began his ecclesiastical career as a Curate at Hornsea. In 1941 he became a Royal Naval Chaplain in 1941, eventually becoming Chaplain of the Fleet in 1966. After this he became Archdeacon of Portsmouth. He retired in 1977 and died on 14 September 2004.


Church of England titles
Preceded by
Raymond William Richardson
Chaplain of the Fleet
February 1966 – November 1969
Succeeded by
Ambrose Walter Marcus Weekes
Preceded by
Geoffrey Lewis Tiarks
Archdeacon of Portsmouth
February 1969 – November 1977
Succeeded by
Ronald Victor Scruby