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John Francis Tolkien

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c.1918 Born in Oxford - the eldest son of Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien
1957 to 1987 Father John Francis Tolkien lived in Stoke-on-Trent
  He was formerly chaplain to the University College of North Staffordshire, which later became Keele University.
  Also chaplain at St Joseph's College, Trent Vale, and St Dominic's High School, Hartshill.
1957-1966 He was parish priest at Knutton Roman Catholic Church from 1957 to 1966.
  He then became priest-in-charge at the Church of Our Lady of the Angels and St Peter in Chains, Stoke.
  Was chairman of governors at Bishop Right School, chaplain to the North Staffordshire Catholic Teachers Association and area chaplain to the Young Christian Students.

Father Tolkien also served in parishes in Oxford, Birmingham, and Warwickshire.

Professor JRR Tolkien was a regular visitor to North Staffordshire until his death in 1973. He spent many Christmases and holidays with his son at the Presbytery in Hartshill Road.
A street off Hartshill Road is named Tolkien Way.