Alfred Edward Alston

ALSTON, Alfred Edward. b. British Columbia, Canada, 25 June 1862; d. Framingham Earl, Norfolk, UK, 13 May 1927. Educated in England at St Paul’s School, London, and Gloucester Theological College, Alston took Holy Orders (deacon 1886, priest 1887), and after a curacy at St Mark’s, Gloucester (1886-87) he was appointed rector of Framingham Earl with Bixley, Norfolk, where he remained until his death, by which time he had been rector for almost fifty years. He published Some Liturgical Hymns newly rendered from the Latin, with the Ancient Melodies (Norwich, 1903), in which appears his translation of the Latin hymn on the Holy Trinity, ‘O pater sancte, mitis atque pie’, ‘Father most holy,...

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