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Charles Venn Pilcher

PILCHER, Charles Venn. b. Oxford, 4 June 1879; d. Sydney, Australia, 4 July 1961. He was educated at Charterhouse School (1892-98) and Hertford College, Oxford (BA 1902, MA 1905, BD 1909). He took Holy Orders (deacon 1903, priest 1904), becoming curate of St Thomas’, Birmingham (1903-05) and Domestic Chaplain to the Bishop of Durham at Auckland Castle (1905-06). In 1906 he left for Canada, where he taught Greek at Wycliffe College, Toronto, later becoming a curate at St James’s Church (later the Cathedral) (1910-16) and precentor of the Church of the Resurrection, while remaining a tutor at Wycliffe College (1916-19). His subsequent varied career included being Professor of Old Testament...

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