Sub-sub-fonds DCN 157 - Claude Hugh Palfrey (Precentor 1958-1984; Hon Canon, 1975-1993)

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Claude Hugh Palfrey (Precentor 1958-1984; Hon Canon, 1975-1993)


  • 1944-1984 (Creation)

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Educated at Lincoln Theological College. Ordained deacon in 1946 and priest in 1947. Served as curate of Wymondham Abbey, 1946-49, and of Thorpe Episcopi, 1949-55. He was vicar of Bawburgh and Little Melton, 1956-58, and of St John's Maddermarket, 1958-1981. He was an Honorary Minor Canon of Norwich Cathedral and Deputy Master of Choristers, 1949-58; and Precentor, 1958-84. He was appointed an Honoray Canon in 1975 and an Honorary Canon (Emeritus) in 1984. Died 28 April 1993.

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 26 November 1997 (ACC 1997/150).

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