Rev. Martin Franck Gibbs

Born1912 20 Cleveland Gardens, Paddington, London
Died2003 Hinton St. George, Somerset
FatherJohn Arthur Gibbs (1860 – 1949)
MotherEmily Gertrude Franck Bright (1868 – 1960)

Life Events

1949Death of father John Arthur Gibbs
1960Death of mother Emily Gertrude Franck Bright

Biography and Notes

4th son of John Arthur Gibbs. Born 28 May 1912 at 20 Cleveland Gardens, Paddington, and baptised 26 June 1912 at Christ Church, Lancaster Gate. Educated at Eton College 1925-30; matric. Oxford (University College) January 1931; Student at St. Stephen's House (Theological College) Oxford, April 1932-35.

Ordained Anglican Deacon, Oxford 1935. Priest 1936. Curate of Wantage, Berks, 1935-43. Vicar Wootton, Berks., 1943-57. Rector of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell 1957-67. Rural Dean Wallingford 1961-67. Vicar of Roath St. Germans, Cardiff 1967-77.

Retired to Hinton St. George, Somerset. Converted to Roman Catholicism 1993. Enthusiast of the Italian Renaissance, art, poetry and ornithology. Widely travelled especially Italy, also France, The Holy Land, Africa.

Author of 'Fireflies' published posthumously 2005 by House Martin Press.

Died 18 January 2003. Buried at St. George's Church, Hinton St. George, Somerset.