Cecil Wilson (bishop of Middleton)

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Cecil Wilfred Wilson (10 May 1875 – c.13 August 1937) was an Anglican bishop, the second Bishop of Middleton from 1932 until 1937. [1]

Educated at Norwich School and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, [2] he was Vicar of St James's, Holloway, [3] then St Mary's, Swansea (where he was also a Canon of Brecon Cathedral) and finally Archdeacon of Bradford. During his last year before ascending to the Episcopate he was also the inaugural Provost of Bradford Cathedral. A prominent Freemason, [4] he had a "sympathetic understanding of the poor". [5]

The bishop was discovered dead at home by his son-in-law on 16 August, after returning the prior Thursday, 12 August, from a lengthy vacation with his family, who had remained behind. [5] Milk delivered that Thursday had been brought into the house but not milk left the next day. He had recently complained of heart problems. [6]

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  1. "Bishopric of Middleton – Provost of Bradford Appointed". The Times , Friday, Aug 05, 1932; pg. 13; Issue 46204; col C
  2. "Wilson, Cecil Wilfred (WL894CW)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. Who was Who 1897-1990, London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN   0-7136-3457-X
  4. "Mark Masons Grand Officers for 1937". The Times, Saturday, Jun 05, 1937; pg. 19; Issue 47703; col E
  5. 1 2 "The Bishop Of Middleton – Loss to Manchester Diocese". The Times, Thursday, Aug 19, 1937; pg. 14; Issue 47767; col D
  6. "Bishop Found Dead – Partly Prepared Meal, Escape of Gas" . The Scotsman. 19 August 1937. p. 6. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
Church of England titles
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Provost of Bradford
Succeeded by
Preceded by Bishop of Middleton
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