Allen William Chatfield

CHATFIELD, Allen William. b. Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, 2 October 1808; d. Much Marcle, Gloucestershire, 10 January 1896. He was educated at Charterhouse and Trinity College, Cambridge (BA 1831, MA 1836). He took Holy Orders (deacon 1832, priest 1833), and was vicar of Stotfold, Bedfordshire (1833-47) and of Much Marcle with Yatton, Gloucestershire (Diocese of Hereford) (1847-96). He followed John Mason Neale* in his interest in Greek hymnody: he was a remarkable translator from (and into) Greek, publishing Songs and Hymns of Earliest Greek Christian Poets, Bishops and Others, Translated into English Verse (1876) and Litania cum dominica precis formula in metrum Graecum iambicum...

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