Born on 28 September 1907, he was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He was headmaster of Kent College for Boys, Canterbury from 1933 to 1960, which included the problematic war years. In his retirement he worked with maladjusted adolescents at Finchden Manor; then as educational secretary of the British Council of Churches from 1967. As secretary of the Standing Conference on Inter-Faith Dialogue in Education, 1973-1983, he contributed to Lutterworth Press's 'Living Faith' series. His third wife was the daughter of Bishop Joseph Hunkin. He died on 17 November 1995. He was the brother of William E. Prickett.