Hubert Brasier

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The Reverend Hubert Brasier
Born 20 August 1917
Wandsworth, London, England
Died October 1981 (aged 64)
Education University of Leeds, College of the Resurrection
Spouse(s) Zaidee Mary Barnes (m. 1955-1981)
Church Church of England
Ordained 1943
Offices held
Curate St Andrew's Catford 1942-48; curate St Luke's Reigate, 1948-53; chaplain All Saints' Hospital, Eastbourne 1953-59; vicar Enstone (with Heythrop from 1964) 1959-64; vicar St Mary the Virgin, Wheatley 1970-1981)

Hubert Brasier (20 August 1917 – October 1981) was a clergyman of the Church of England, and father of Theresa May, 54th and 2nd female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.[1][2][3][4]

Brasier was born in Wandsworth, London to Tom Brasier, a clerk and former sergeant in the King's Royal Rifle Corps, and Amy Margaret, née Patterson.[4] In 1940, he graduated from the University of Leeds and trained at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield.[4][5] His wife was Zaidee Mary (née Barnes; 1928–1982), whom he married at St Giles' Church, Reading in 1955.[4]

Brasier was made a deacon in 1942 and ordained at Southwark Cathedral in 1943.[5] He was curate of St Andrew's Catford from 1942, then of St Luke's Reigate from 1948.[5] In 1953, he became chaplain of All Saints' Hospital in Eastbourne, where May was born.[5] He became vicar of Enstone (with Heythrop from 1964) in 1959 and finally of St Mary the Virgin, Wheatley, to the east of Oxford, from 1970.[6] As Vicar of Wheatley, May wrote a short guide to the parish church.[7]

Brasier died in 1981 following a car accident on the A40.[8]


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  2. ^ Davies, Ben (22 May 2001). "Vote 2001: Key People Theresa May Education and Employment". BBC News. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Famous family trees: Theresa May". 19 March 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d BRASIER, Hubert, Crockford's Clerical Directory 1977-79, Oxford University Press
  6. ^ "Conservative Leader Hopefuls Have Faith". Church Times. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  7. ^ Brasier, Hubert (1973). A Guide to the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Wheatley. Gloucester: British Pub. Co. ISBN 0714009741. 
  8. ^ Mendick, Robert. "The Oxford romance that has guided Theresa May from tragedy to triumph". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 12 July 2016.