Geoffrey Phillips Beaumont

BEAUMONT, Geoffrey Phillips. b. Coggeshall, Essex, 13 July 1903; d. Stellenbosch, Republic of South Africa, 24 August 1970. Before going to Cambridge he worked in his father’s office as a trainee solicitor, going to Trinity College as a mature student, a step rather unusual at that time (BA 1931, MA 1947). He trained for the priesthood at Ely Theological College (deacon 1932, priest 1933). He was curate of St Antholin, Nunhead (1932-34) and of St John the Evangelist with All Saints’, Waterloo Road, London (1934-41). From 1941 to 1946 he served as a chaplain to the RNVR, being awarded the MBE in 1944. After the war he returned for a year to the Waterloo Road church (1946-47), before going...

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