Chapter

The Canon

Owen Chadwick

in Hensley Henson

Published in print May 1983 | ISBN: 9780198264453
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682711 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264453.003.0004
The Canon

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This chapter examines the career of Hensley Henson as canon of Westminster Abbey. At Westminster, Henson inhabited a world a long way from Ilford and he delivered his sermons with some of England's most notable personalities, including the prime minister, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, under his pulpit. He also conducted fashionable and famous weddings as Rector of Saint Margaret's. In December 1912, the prime minister offered Henson the deanery of Durham.

Keywords: Hensley Henson; canon; Westminster Abbey; sermons; weddings; deanery; Durham

Chapter.  10330 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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