Alan Giles

Chaplain, Person

1902 –


Who is Alan Giles?

The Venerable Alan Stanley Giles CB, CBE, MA was an eminent Anglican priest in the second half of the 20th century.

He was born into an ecclesiastical family on 28 May 1902 and educated at Manchester Grammar School and The Queen's College, Oxford. He was ordained in 1932 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 from 1953. He was taken prisoner of war on 8 March 1942 and held on Java by the Japanese occupying forces. An Honorary Chaplain to the King then Queen, he was Dean of Jersey from 1959 to 1970. He died on 26 March 1975.

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May 28, 1902

on July 23, 2013


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