Eric Buchan

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Eric Ancrum Buchan (6 November 1907 in Clifton, Bristol [1] – 27 April 2001 in Lingfield, Surrey[2]) was Archdeacon of Coventry[3] from 1965[4] to 1977.[5]

Buchan was born in Bristol and educated at the city’s grammar school. Following a commission in the RAF [6] he studied at St Chad's College, Durham and was ordained in 1934.[7] After a curacy at Holy Nativity, Knowle, Bristol he became a wartime chaplain in the RAFVR.[8] He was Vicar of St Mark’s with St Barnabas, Coventry from 1945 to 1959;[9] Rural Dean of Coventry from 1954 to 1963; and Rector of Baginton from 1963 to 1970. He was awarded the Silver Acorn for outstanding services to the Scout Movement in 1974.


  1. Coventry Telegraph Obituary
  2. The Free Library
  3. Lambeth Palace Library
  4. New Archdeacon Of Coventry The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Apr 28, 1965; pg. 14; Issue 56307
  5. ‘BUCHAN, Ven. Eric Ancrum’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 5 May 2013
  6. 27 September 1927
  7. Crockford's Clerical Directory 1947-48: Oxford, OUP, 1947 p 170
  8. London Gazette 3 December 1940
  9. Daily Telegraph Obituary
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Leonard John Stanford
Archdeacon of Coventry
Succeeded by
Peter Sydney Godfrey Bridges