Walter Howard Frere

FRERE, Walter Howard. b. Cambridge, 23 November 1863; d. Mirfield, Yorkshire, 2 April 1938. The son of a Cambridge don, Philip Howard Frere, he was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge (BA 1885). He studied theology for a further year at Cambridge and then at Wells Theological College, from which he was ordained (deacon 1887, priest 1889). He served as a curate at St Dunstan’s, Stepney before (in 1892) joining the Community of the Resurrection, founded by Charles Gore. Frere was one of its original six members. In 1898 the community established its home in Mirfield in the West Riding of Yorkshire and Frere became its superior after Gore became a bishop in 1902. Frere held this...

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