Noel, Conrad

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Noel, Conrad Gender: M
Conrad le Despenser Roden Noel
born on 12 July 1869 at 02:25 (= 02:25 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 19°43' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 23°36 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 29°14'

Conrad Noel (memorial sculpture by Gertrude Hermes in Thaxted church)
photo: Richard Croft, license cc-by-sa-2.0


English priest of the Church of England, known as the 'Red Vicar' of Thaxted, he was a prominent Christian socialist.

At the behest of Lady Warwick, who supported his Christian socialist views, he served as vicar of Thaxted in Essex from 1910 until his death in 1946. A colourful figure, he stirred up great controversy when he hung three flags in the church: the Union Jack, the Sinn Fein banner and the Hammer and Sickle. In 1918 he formed The Catholic Crusade "to create the demand for the Catholic Faith." A charismatic figure, he wrote and argued for his causes. He died on 2 July 1942 and on his tombstone appear these words: "He loved justice and hated oppression."

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Begin Major Project 1910 (As vicar of Thaxted)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes data from Conrad Noel & Sidney Dark's book, Conrad Noel: An Autobiography (J.M. Dent & Sons, 1945), p. 1: "BY the irony of fate, for I have never had any love of monarchy, either limited or unlimited, I was born at 2.25 am on 12th July 1869, in a house on Kew Green, one of the royal cottages inhabited by ladies in waiting to Queen Victoria..."


  • Traits : Personality : Charismatic
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (British Socialist Party)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Priest)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer