Alan Giles (priest)

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The Venerable Alan Stanley Giles CB CBE QHC (28 May 1902 – 26 March 1975) was an eminent Anglican priest in the second half of the 20th century.[1]

He was born into an ecclesiastical family[2] and educated at Manchester Grammar School and The Queen's College, Oxford. He was ordained in 1932[3] and began his career as Curate of St Ebbe's, Oxford and Chaplain of Christ Church. From 1934 to 1959 he was an RAF Chaplain, rising through the service to become its Archdeacon[4] (Chaplain-in-Chief) from 1953.[5] He was taken prisoner of war on 8 March 1942 and held on Java by the Japanese occupying forces.[6]

An Honorary Chaplain to the King then Queen, he was Dean of Jersey from 1959[7] to 1970.[8]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Jersey Heritage Trust".
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ Crockford's clerical directory 1947-48 Oxford, OUP, 1947
  4. ^ 'On this day 1953 > Malta Awaiting the Queen: Escort by Fleet. From Our Special Correspondent' The Times (London, England), Friday, May 03, 2002; pg. 39; Issue 67441. (520 words)Category: Feature Articles (aka Opinion)
  5. ^ Chaplain-In-Chief Of The R.A.F The Times Monday, 2 Feb 1953; pg. 10; Issue 52535; col B
  6. ^ Children and Families of the Far East Prisoners of War http://www.cofepowdb.org.uk
  7. ^ "Ecclesiastical News New Dean Of Jersey" The Times Friday, 6 Feb 1959; pg. 14; Issue 54378; col E
  8. ^ "Rectors". members.societe-jersiaise.org.
Military offices
Preceded by
Leslie Wright
Chaplain-in-Chief of the RAF
1953–1959
Succeeded by
Francis William Cocks
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Matthew Le Marinel
Dean of Jersey
1959–1970
Succeeded by
Thomas Ashworth Goss