Curates

The Curates of Christ Church, Portswood (Highfield Church) 1864-2002

Below is a list of the curates and their years of service at the church. 
This list was produced in 2002 and is not complete.

1864 – 1880Richard Clement Callender
1883 – 1885Herbert Chapman
1885 – 1888Edmund Henry Blake
1888 – 1891Gerrard Thomas Andrewes
1891 – 1896H Marten Evill
1896 – 1898Donald Cuming
1898 – 1903E J Scott
1903 – 1908Mellis Stuart Douglas 
1909 – 1914Cyril Croome Roach
1914 – 1917Justyn Langton Douglas
Feb./June 1916C T Carre
1918 – 1920 (a)Edward Shefford Lyttel
May/Dec. 1920Mellis Stuart Douglas
1920 – 1922Claude Foster Palmer
1922 – 1923Gilbert Harding
1922 – 1923S C Lowry
1924 – 1930Donald P Williams
Apr./Oct 1927James G de Garlieb Martyr
1931 – 1936 (b)George W O Addleshaw
1937 – 1939 (c)Frank W Cocks
1939 – 1942Noel T Brewster
1941 – 1943David Leslie Couper
1942 – 1944Arthur Robert Henderson Heard
1946 – 1947 (d)Hedley Garbutt
1947 – 1948J D F Davison
1949 – 1951Harry Carter Marsh
1951 – 1955Leslie W Barnard
1954 – 1956Colin William Wheatley
1968 – 1971Patrick Dearnley
1971 – 1973Robert J Burns
1973 – 1976David Charles James
1975 – 1977Nick de Keyser
1976 – 1980Robert M Baker
1980 – 1982Alan Neale
1983 – 1986John Bell
1986 – 1988Nigel Coates
1993 – present (e)John Benwell
1994 – 1997Richard Turnbull
1998 – 2001Simon Winn
2002 –Matthew Lefroy

(a) Honorary Assistant Curate, Sundays only.

(b) Canon of York, 1946.

(c) Chaplain in Chief and Archdeacon, RAF 1959-1965, 
Hon Chaplain to H.M. Queen Elizabeth II 1959-1965, 
Suffragan Bishop of Shrewsbury, 1970-1980.

(d) Honorary Curate

(e) Honorary Curate

Principal Source:
Highfield Church Southampton 1847-1997, Written by Elizabeth Reader