Definition of father of the chapel in English:

father of the chapel

noun

British
  • The shop steward of a printers' trade union.

    ‘she appealed to the father of the chapel on the grounds of wrongful dismissal’
    • ‘‘Feelings are running very high,’ said the father of chapel.’

Pronunciation:

father of the chapel

/fɑːðərəvðəˈtʃapl/