Armstrong, John ' Jack' Hammond, 1924-2007, Canon of York

Identity area

Type of entity

Person

Authorized form of name

Armstrong, John ' Jack' Hammond, 1924-2007, Canon of York

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1924-2007

History

John Hammond Armstrong, known as Jack, was born in 1924. He served with RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War before studying for the priesthood at St John’s College at the University of Durham. He was ordained deacon in 1949 and priest in 1950.

He was appointed curate of Bishopwearmouth, County Durham, in 1949, before transferring to the parish of Cockfield with Staindrop in 1952. In 1954 he moved to Yorkshire to serve as vicar of Skipwith and Thorganby, where he remained until 1959 when he was appointed vicar of North Ferriby. In 1963 he was made diocesan advisor on Christian stewardship and moved again to the parish of Sutton upon Derwent.

In 1971 he moved to York as priest in charge, and later rector, of York, All Saints Pavement and York, St Crux. In 1972 he was made a Canon of York Minster as prebend of Ulleskelf. He remained in York until his retirement. He was priest in charge of York, St Denys between 1974 and 1976 and Team Rector of York, All Saints Pavement with St Crux and St Martin between 1977 and 1991. He was also Rural Dean to the City of York between 1976 and 1986 and chaplain-in-chief of the Air Training Corps from 1973.

Canon Armstrong retired to Heworth in 1991. In 1998 he was awarded an MBE for his services to the RAF Association and to ex-servicemen York. He died in 2007.

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Church of England, York, St. Denys, parish (fl 12th century-)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1974-1976

Description of relationship

Related entity

Church of England, York, All Saints, Pavement, parish (fl 1086-)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1971-1972 and 1977-1991

Description of relationship

Related entity

Church of England, York, St. Crux, parish (fl 1086-)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1971-1972 and 1977-1991

Description of relationship

Related entity

Church of England, York, St. Saviour, parish (fl 11th century-)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1971-1972

Description of relationship

Related entity

Church of England, Sutton upon Derwent, St. Michael and All Angels, parish (fl 12th century-)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1963-1971

Description of relationship

Related entity

Church of England, Skipwith, St. Helen, parish (fl 1086-)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1954-1959

Description of relationship

Related entity

Church of England, Thorganby, St. Helen, parish (fl 1228-)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1954-1959

Description of relationship

Access points area

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

GB193

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by S. A. Shearn, 16.03.17.

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Helen Gabriel, 'Former York Canon Dies' in The York Press, 29 October 2007.

David Roth, ed. 'Crockford's Clerical Dictionary 1998/99' (London, 1997).

Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC