John Francis Reuel Tolkien
John Francis Reuel Tolkien (1917–2003) was the eldest son of J. R. R. Tolkien. He was born in Oxford in 1917. Between 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. He was also chaplain at St Joseph’s College, Trent Vale, and St Dominic’s High School, Hartshill. 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. He 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.