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Faber The Rev Frederick William

Faber, The Rev. Frederick William, often called "Father Faber," a nephew of the foregoing, was born at Calverley in 1814, and educated at Harrow and Balliol College, Oxford, winning the Newdigate Prize in 1836. After holding a fellowship at University College and the living of Elton, Hants, until 1845, he joined the Church of Rome under Newman's influence. He spent some years in Birmingham, but in 1849 established the Oratory in London, where he ministered until his death in 1863. His hymns, the best of which are The Pilgrims of the Night and The Land beyond the Sea, have made his name famous in all the churches.