George Wallace Briggs

BRIGGS, George Wallace. b. Kirkby, Nottinghamshire, 14 December 1875; d. Hindhead, Haslemere, Surrey, 30 December 1959. He was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He took Holy Orders (deacon 1899, priest 1901). After two years at Alverthorpe, West Yorkshire (he is said to have asked his bishop to find him a hard first curacy), he became a Royal Navy chaplain (1902-09). He was vicar of St Andrew’s, Norwich (1909-18); rector of Loughborough (1918-34) (Canon of Leicester Cathedral, 1927-34); and Canon of Worcester Cathedral (1934-56). He was one of the founders of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He retired to Hindhead. Briggs was a contributor to SofP and SofPE (1925 and...

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