Beckley, Simon

Composer

b 1938. London Univ (BA 1961) and Oak Hill Theol Coll from 1958; Ordained (CofE) 1963. After serving as a curate in Watford, New Ferry (Ches) until 1967, then at Chadderton (Gtr Manchester), he became Vicar of Friarmere nr Oldham (Gtr Manchester) 1973–80. From 1980 he combined the incumbency of St Catherine’s Tranmere (Merseyside) with an NHS Trust chaplaincy for the Wirral Community, until he retired to Wirral, Ches, in 2003. He has been associated with Jubilate Hymns since the late 1970s; 5 of his tunes feature in HTC. No.673.