Throughout his career he was active with the Church's publications . He edited Yr Haul , 1913-20 , and Y Llan , 1919-38 , and was concerned with a project for a bilingual paper for the Church in Wales , Y Llan and Church News and the Church Family Newspaper . His service to the religious press during World War I and in the difficult times immediately after disestablishment was firm and wise. He was a member of the governing body of the Church in Wales from the beginning until 1951 .
He was a talented musician and for many years was chairman of the music committee of the see . He established children and adult choirs and won many prizes. He was admitted to the Gorsedd of Bards under the name Heulog .
He was a tall, dignified figure, whose amiable personality demanded a hearing, and a born leader and counsellor. He was a natural debater, always ready to defend the right and not afraid of confrontation-even with archbishops . He assumed that the entire parish was in his care, was welcomed by all denominations and at home in every company. He was one of the founders of Clwb y Felin . ‘ Chancellor Ben ’ was a man of great stature in all ways.
Dr Enid Pierce Roberts, M.A., D.Litt., Bangor
Published date: 2001