Gareth Bennett

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Birthday
8, 1929
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 7, 1987 (58)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
8, 1929
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 7, 1987 (58)

About

Remembered as both an Anglican religious leader and an historian, Bennett famously committed suicide after penning a highly controversial introduction to Crockford's Clerical Directory.

Before Fame

He entered the priesthood after studying at the University of Cambridge.

Trivia

A conservative member of the Anglo-Catholic movement, he opposed women's ordination.

Family Life

He spent his early years in Guildford and Prittlewell, England.

Associated With

He and George Carey both rose to prominence in the Church of England during the mid-to-late Twentieth Century.