Thomas Crick, CB, CBE, MVO[1] (17 March 1885 – 13 November 1970) was an Anglican priest in the middle part of the 20th century.


Crick was born in 1885 and educated at St Edmund's School, Canterbury and Brasenose College, Oxford.[2] Ordained in 1909 he began his career with a curacy at Wigan after which he was a Chaplain with the Royal Navy and rose through the service to become Chaplain of the Fleet with the title of Archdeacon of the Royal Navy. An Honorary Chaplain to the King, in 1943 he was appointed Dean of Rochester,[3] a post he held for fifteen years. He died on 13 November 1970. He is now the name of a school house at Kings School Rochester, in Kent. This is called Crick house.[4]


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  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ "Ecclesiastical News New Dean Of Rochester." The Times. Thursday, 19 Aug 1943; pg. 7; Issue 49628; col B
  4. ^ "Obituary – Very Rev T. Crick". The Times, Monday, 16 Nov 1970; pg. 10; Issue 58024; col F
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Arthur Deane Gilbertson
Chaplain of the Fleet
Succeeded by
John Kenneth Wilson
Preceded by
Ernest Morrell Blackie
Dean of Rochester
Succeeded by
Robert William Stannard