|Who is it?||Actor|
|Birth Day||June 09, 1932|
|Birth Place||Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom|
|Age||88 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||9 September 2015(2015-09-09) (aged 83)|
|Diocese||Diocese of Wakefield|
|Ordination||1968 (deacon) 1969 (priest)|
|Birth name||John Edward Allen|
|Alma mater||University College, Oxford Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge|
Allen was born on 9 June 1932 in Rusholme, Lancashire (now in Greater Manchester). His father was Ronald Edward Taylor Allen, a canon and sometime Vicar of Edgbaston. He was educated at Rugby School, then an all-boys public school. He studied at University College, Oxford, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1956.
Having become unsatisfied with his Business career, Allen felt the call to ordination. In 1966, he entered Westcott House, Cambridge, an Anglican theological college. For two years he trained at Westcott and additionally studied theology at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. By 1968, he had completed his training and graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.
Allen was ordained in the Church of England as a deacon in 1968 and as a priest in 1969. He was initially a Curate at Deal and then Vicar of St Paul’s, Clifton. He was then the incumbent at Chippenham until 1982 when he became Provost of Wakefield, a post he held until 1997.