Alfred Jarvis

Chaplain, Deceased Person

1876 – 1957

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Who was Alfred Jarvis?

The Very. Rev Alfred Charles Eustace Jarvis,CB, CMG, MC, DD was an eminent Anglican priest in the 20th century.

He was born in Bournemouth in 1876 and began work as an apprentice in a furniture shop. He studied at Handsworth Theological College and was a Methodist Minister from 1901 to 1908 when he was ordained into the Church of England. He was initially a Curate at All Saints, South Lambeth.

From 1909 he served the Royal Army Chaplains Department at Woolwich, Jamaica, Portsmouth and Lichfield before gallant service in World War I where he was Mentioned in Despatches three times and awarded the Military Cross. After the war he was Assistant Chaplain-General, Northern Command from 1920 to 1925 and Chaplain-General to the Forces until 1931; and also Chaplain of the Tower of London from 1927. He was Provost and Vicar of Sheffield from 1931 to 1948; and also Archdeacon of Sheffield for two spells and Rural Dean for one.

An Honorary Chaplain to two Kings and a Chaplain of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, he died on 26 March 1957.

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Nov 14, 1876
Mar 26, 1957

on July 23, 2013


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