Percy Dearmer

(1867—1936) liturgist and historian of Christian worship

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writer on religious music and ceremonial. He tried to popularize the adaptation of medieval English ceremonial to the Prayer Book rite, setting out his ideas in The Parson's Handbook (1899) and putting them into practice as Vicar of St Mary's, Primrose Hill (1901–15). From 1919 to 1936 he was professor of ecclesiastical art at King's College, London. He was co-editor of the English Hymnal (1906) and Songs of Praise (1925).

Subjects: Christianity.