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date: 18 August 2019

Chamberlain, Very Rev. Father George Ford, (Leo) free


Born 13 Aug. 1940; s of Brig. Noel Joseph Chamberlain, CBE and Sarah (Sally) (née Ford)

Parish Priest, St John the Evangelist, Easingwold, York, since 2008


Ampleforth Coll.; University Coll., Oxford (BA 1961; MA 1965)


Novitiate, Ampleforth Abbey, 1961, solemn profession, 1965; ordained priest, 1968; Ampleforth College: Housemaster, St Dunstan’s House, 1972–92; Sen. History Master, 1973–92; Headmaster, 1992–2003; Master, St Benet’s Hall, Oxford, 2004–07. Involved with aid to Church in Central and Eastern Europe under Communism, 1968–90; organised A Time for Change Conf., Ampleforth Coll., 1990. Member: Council of Management, Keston Inst. (formerly Keston Coll.), 1985–2003; Catholic Bishops’ Cttee for European Affairs, 1992–2000; HMC, 1993–2003; Catholic Ind. Schs Conf., 1993–2003 (Mem. Cttee, 1994–2000). Gov., St Gregory the Great Sch., Oxford, 2005–07. Titular Cathedral Prior of St Peter, Glos, 2008–. Hon. Fellow, St Benet’s Hall, Oxford, 2008–16


St John’s Priory, 151a Long Street, Easingwold, York YO61 3JB