Austin Farrer, priest, scholar, 11th October 1968

A renowned preacher, philosopher and biblical scholar as well as being regarded for his humour, originality, eloquence and deep spirituality.

Austin Farrer

Born in 1904, the son of a Baptist minister, Austin Farrer was ordained an Anglican priest and served in Oxford as chaplain and fellow of both St Edmund’s Hall and Trinity College before becoming Warden of Keble College, a post he held until his death in 1968. Austin Farrer was a renowned preacher, philosopher and biblical scholar as well as being regarded for his humour, originality, eloquence and deep spirituality. His life was rooted in prayer. He wrote, ‘Prayer and dogma are inseparable. They alone can explain each other’.

Picture reproduced by kind permission of the Warden and Fellows of Keble College, Oxford