HELMORE, Thomas, b. Kidderminster, Worcestershire, 7 May 1811; d. London, 6 July 1890. Born in Kidderminster, the son of Congregationalist Minister, Helmore was educated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford (BA 1840, MA 1845). He was ordained into the Church of England in 1840 as curate of St Michael’s, Lichfield, as well as priest-vicar in the cathedral. In 1842 he was appointed vice-principal, and in 1846, precentor, of St Mark’s College, Chelsea, founded in 1841 as the first teacher training college for the Church of England. In 1846 Helmore was made master of the children of the Chapel Royal, and in 1847, one of its priests-in-ordinary. He remained a precentor of St Mark’s College until his...
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