Orby Shipley

SHIPLEY, Orby. b. Twyford, Hampshire, 1 July 1832; d. Lyme Regis, Dorset, 5 July 1916. He came from a distinguished clerical and military family: his grandfather, William Davies Shipley, was the Dean of St Asaph in whose house Reginald Heber* wrote ‘From Greenland’s icy mountains’*. Educated at Jesus College, Cambridge (BA 1854, MA 1857), he took Holy Orders (deacon 1855, priest 1858), becoming curate of the high-church St Thomas the Martyr, Oxford, and then of St Alban the Martyr, Holborn, London. He wrote voluminously on religious topics from an Anglo-Catholic viewpoint, and in 1878 he and his wife became Roman Catholics. He edited three hymn selections. Lyra Eucharistica (1863, Second...

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