Thomas Comber

(1645—1699) dean of Durham and liturgist

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(1645–99), Dean of Durham from 1691. He was the author of A Companion to the Temple and Closet; or a Help to Publick and Private Devotion, in an Essay upon the Daily Offices of the Church (1672–6), written with the intention of reconciling Protestant dissenters to the services of the C of E. Comber strongly resisted James II's attempts to fill Anglican benefices with RCs, and unreservedly welcomed William and Mary.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church in Oxford Reference.

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