Richard Howard (priest)

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Richard Thomas Howard (1884[1] – 1 November 1981[2]) was an Anglican priest and author.[3]

Howard was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge. He was ordained in 1908[4] and began his ministry as chaplain of his former Cambridge college. In 1912 he went to St. John's College, Agra for the Church Missionary Society (CMS). From 1913 to 1918 he was Vice-Principal of St Paul’s Divinity School, Allahabad and from then until 1929 was the Principal of St Aidan’s College, Birkenhead. After four years as Vicar of Luton he became Provost of Coventry Cathedral,[5] a position he held for 25 years. From 1941 to 1946 he was also Archdeacon of Coventry.


  1. Who was Who 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. "The Very Rev R. T. Howard", The Times, 4 November 1981, p12
  3. Among other books he wrote “Ruined and Rebuilt: the story of Coventry Cathedral”, 1962, and “Behold Your God”, 1969, British Library website.
  4. ”The Clergy List” London, Kelly’s, 1913
  5. The Times, 6 January 1933, p15.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Cyril Evelyn Morton
Provost of Coventry Cathedral
Succeeded by
Harold Claude Noel Wiliams
Preceded by
Richard Brook
Archdeacon of Coventry
Succeeded by
Leonard Stanford