Read, Rev Christopher Holditch
Christopher Read died on 18th March 2005.
After leaving Hurst he served in the Royal Navy until 1948 having reached the rank of Lieutenant-Commander and being Mentioned in Dispatches during the Second World War. In 1950 he entered Queen’s College, Birmingham and was ordained deacon in 1953 and priest in 1954.
From 1953 to 1956 he was Assistant Curate of Portishead and then from 1956 to 1958 Assistant Curate of Walton-on-Trent and Roliston. He was Rector of Bonsall and Vicar of Cromford from 1958 to 1963. He was then Rector of Grangemouth from 1963 to 1972. From 1972 to 1987 he was Vicar of Parwich with Alsop-en-le-Dale.
He was also Priest-in-Charge of Tissington from 1977 to 1978 and Fenny Bentley, Thorpe and Tissington from 1978 to 1987. His elder brother, J.H.Read, who was also ordained, was in Chevron from 1932 to 1934.