Person NameMalden; Richard Henry (1879-1951); Dean of Wells
ForenamesRichard Henry
EpithetDean of Wells
ActivityThe Very Reverend Richard Henry Malden was born in 1879, the eldest son of Charles Edward Malden, Recorder of Thetford. He was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge then, in 1904, became assistant curate at St Peter's, Swinton, Manchester. In 1907 Malden took a post as lecturer at Selwyn College, Cambridge then moved to Leeds Clergy School. He was a chaplain in the Royal Navy during the First World War, serving on HMS Valiant from 1916-1917. After the war he was a minister in Leeds and Rippon and became Dean of Wells in 1933, a post that he held until 1950. He published widely, mostly on the Church and Christian issues, but was also interested in archaeology and was President of the Somerset Archaeological Society for a time. Malden died in 1951.
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