David Walser

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David Walser (12 March 1923 [1] – 1 October 1993) was a priest in the Church of England.

Priest person authorized to lead the sacred rituals of a religion (for a minister use Q1423891)

A priest or priestess is a religious leader authorized to perform the sacred rituals of a religion, especially as a mediatory agent between humans and one or more deities. They also have the authority or power to administer religious rites; in particular, rites of sacrifice to, and propitiation of, a deity or deities. Their office or position is the priesthood, a term which also may apply to such persons collectively.

Church of England Anglican state church of England

The Church of England is the established church of England. The Archbishop of Canterbury is the most senior cleric, although the monarch is the supreme governor. The Church of England is also the mother church of the international Anglican Communion. It traces its history to the Christian church recorded as existing in the Roman province of Britain by the third century, and to the 6th-century Gregorian mission to Kent led by Augustine of Canterbury.

Walser was educated at Clayesmore School. During World War II he served with the Royal Artillery after which he studied at St Edmund Hall, Oxford and St Stephen's House. He was ordained in 1951. After a curacy at St Gregory the Great's Horfield he was vice-principal of St Stephen's House. [2] He was a minor canon of Ely Cathedral from 1961 to 1971 when he became the Rector of Linton. [3] He became Rector of St Botolph's Church, Cambridge and Archdeacon of Ely in 1981. [4] and died shortly after retiring in 1993. [5]

Clayesmore School Other independent school in Blandford Forum, Dorset

Clayesmore School is an independent school for boys and girls of the English public school tradition in the village of Iwerne Minster, Dorset, England. It is a member of The Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC).

World War II 1939–1945, between Axis and Allies

World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. A state of total war emerged, directly involving more than 100 million people from more than 30 countries. The major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 70 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease, and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.

Royal Artillery artillery arm of the British Army

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  1. Who was Who 1897–2007 , London, A & C Black, 2007, ISBN   978-0-19-954087-7
  2. St. Stephen's House, Oxford. The Times (London, England), Thursday, Apr 22, 1954; pg. 8; Issue 52912
  3. Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975–76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN   0-19-200008-X
  4. Church appointments. The Times (London, England), Tuesday, May 26, 1981; pg. 14; Issue 60937
  5. Ven David Walser. The Times (London, England), Friday, October 08, 1993; pg. 21; Issue 64769.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Sanderson Long
Archdeacon of Ely
Succeeded by
Jeffrey John Seagrief Watson