Chaplain, Deceased Person
1887 – 1971
Who was Cuthbert Thicknesse?
Born into an ecclesiastical family and educated at Marlborough and Keble College, Oxford, he was ordained in 1913. He was firstly a Curate of St John-at-Hackney and then a Temporary Chaplain to the Forces, during which time he married Rhoda Oonah Marjorie Madan Pratt. He was wounded at Ypres and became Rector of Badsworth after which he was Rector of Wigan and an Honorary Chaplain to the King before his elevation to the Deanery. A fierce opponent of Nuclear weapons. he refused to hold a service of celebration in St Alban’s Cathedral at the cessation of the war with Japan in August 1945. He was described in his obituary as “a high church man and convinced Anglican”.
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