The Dean of Rochester. To the Editor of The Times (14 Sept 1937)
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[ 767 The Dean of Rochester To the Editor of The Times The Times (14 Sept 1937) 8 Sir, – There must be many people who appreciate the great work which Dr. Francis Underhill, the Dean of Rochester, has done for the Church of England, and many who remember his ministry in Birmingham, Oxford, and in London.1 We therefore feel that we should not like this opportunity of his forthcoming consecration as Bishop of Bath and Wells to pass by unmarked. It is proposed that our recognition of this event should take the form of a pastoral staff which can be used when he travels about his diocese. Those who would like to contribute are asked to send a donation to the National Bank Limited, 13, Old Broad Street, London, E.C.2, marked “Dr. Francis Underhill Presentation Fund,” or to the hon. treasurer, Major Guy Kindersley, O.B.E., 1 and 2, Great Winchester Street, London, E.C.2. Your obedient servants, Selborne, Halifax, Hugh Cecil, Arthur Chandler, T. S. Eliot, B. J. Kidd, A. H. MacDonald, W. Spens, Guy M. Kindersley (hon. Treasurer). Note 1.InMar1937,TSEwasaweekendguestofFrancisUnderhill(1878-1943),deanofRochester, who commissioned him to write his lecture “Religious Drama: Mediaeval and Modern,” which he delivered to the Friends of Rochester Cathedral on 4 June (5.519). Underhill served as Bishop of Bath and Wells from 1937 until his death. ...