1802-1880
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September 5, 1802, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.

January 29, 1880, Islington, Middlesex, England.

St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Kensal Green, England.

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Oakeley’s father was Charles Oakeley, governor of Madras. Frederick attended Christ Church, Oxford, and took Holy Orders in 1828. In 1832, he became Prebendary of Lichfield Cathedral; in 1837, he began preaching at Whitehall, and at Margaret Street Chapel, London, in 1839. In 1845, he switched from the Church of England to Roman Catholicism; he became canon at Westminster Cathedral in 1852. For many years he worked among the poor of Westminster. His poetry collections include Lyra Liturgica: Reflections in Verse for Holy Days and Seasons (1865).

  1. In the Lord’s Atoning Grief
  2. O Come, All Ye Faithful