Norman Crowder

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Norman Harry Crowder (20 October 1926 – 10 February 2013) was Archdeacon of Portsmouth from 1985 to 1993.[1]

Born in Nottingham on 20 October 1926,[2] he was educated at Nottingham High School and St John's College, Cambridge. After National Service with the RAF Educational Service[3] he was ordained in 1952.[4] He was an Assistant Curate St Mary’s, Radcliffe-on-Trent and then Residential Chaplain to the Bishop of Portsmouth until 1959. He was Chaplain at Canford School from 1959 until [5] 1972 when he became Vicar of St John’s, Oakfield, Ryde.[6] From 1975 to 1985 he was Director of Religious Education in the Portsmouth Diocese and a Residential Canon of its Cathedral. After this he became Archdeacon of Portsmouth.

He died in Salisbury on 10 February 2013.[7] He had married Pauline. Their son Richard worked at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office


  1. ^ "Obituary: The Ven. Norman Harry Crowder". 2013-03-22. Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  2. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  3. ^ London Gazette
  4. ^ Crockfords (London, Church House, 1995) ISBN 0-7151-8088-6
  5. ^ The Times, Wednesday, Jul 14, 1971; pg. 14; Issue 58224; col C School news
  6. ^ Church web site
  7. ^ "Norman Crowder : Obituary". Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Ronald Victor Scruby
Archdeacon of Portsmouth
February 1985– November 1993
Succeeded by
Graeme Paul Knowles