Anthony Jennings

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Anthony Jennings read classics and philosophy at Trinity College, Oxford, before qualifying as a solicitor. As Senior Legal Adviser and Company Secretary at Texaco (later Chevron), he specialised in oil and gas and marine and shipping law. He is now Director of Save Our Parsonages, and on the council of the English Clergy Association and the committee of the Patrons Group. He is a member of the Bloomsbury Conservation Area Advisory Committee, on the committee of Bourne Civic Society, and a trustee of Bourne Preservation Trust.

  • The Old Rectory: The Story of the English Parsonage

    by Anthony Jennings and Clive Aslet (foreword)

    Hardback £45.00

    A “humdinging page-turner of a book” (The Spectator) that will “give great pleasure” (Country Life). The Old Rectory examines the history of the English parsonage through the centuries, and their many and varied styles of architecture. Explore the lives of famous inhabitants and discover the scandals of neglect.

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Why Are Parsonages So Popular?

GUEST BLOG: Rectories and parsonages are a quintessential part of the English countryside. But what is it that makes them so popular with non-churchgoers? Back in about 2003 my wife waved a copy of the Historic Houses Association magazine in my face as I was trying to read the paper, urg…

Added about 4 years ago.

The Role of the Parsonage in Community Life

GUEST BLOG: Anthony Jennings uses this enforced pause-for-thought to consider the role of the parsonage in Church and community life, especially during times of pestilence and plague. In these abnormal days of Coronavirus when many of us are spending more time at home, we may be tur…

Added about 4 years ago.

Rectories: a story waiting to be told

GUEST BLOG: Anthony Jennings tells the story behind his “humdinging page-turner of a book” (The Spectator). More than ten years ago now my wife waved a copy of the Historic Houses Association magazine at me, tapping a small advert for someone to take over as Director of Save Our Pa…

Added about 6 years ago.

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