Ian White-Thomson

Last updated

Ian Hugh White-Thomson (18 December 1904 – 11 January 1997) [1] was an Anglican [2] priest and Dean of Canterbury [3] from 1963 [4] to 1976. [5]

The son of a former Bishop of Ely, White-Thomson was educated at Harrow School, [6] where he was a Monitor and in the Football XI, and Brasenose. [7] He was ordained after a period of study at Ripon College Cuddesdon in 1930 and began his career as a Curate at St Mary's, Ashford, Kent. [8] After this he was Rector of St Martin and St Paul, Canterbury [9] then Chaplain [10] to [11] three successive [12] Archbishops of Canterbury. He was a governor of his old school from 1947 to 1962 and archdeacon of Northumberland from [13] 1955 to 1963. In 1971 was made an honorary doctor of civil law by the University of Kent; [14] and in 1976 a Freeman of the City of Canterbury.

Related Research Articles

Lionel George Bridges Justice Ford was an Anglican priest who served as Dean of York after two headmasterships at notable English independent schools.

William James Hughes was an Anglican bishop in the 20th century.

Michael Ashley Mann KCVO was an Anglican bishop during the last quarter of the 20th century.

Thomas Crick, was an Anglican priest in the middle part of the 20th century.

Ian Harland was a Church of England cleric, serving as Anglican Bishop of Lancaster then Bishop of Carlisle.

Philip Charles Thurlow Crick (1882-1937) was the Anglican Bishop of Rockhampton in Australia from 1921 until 1927 and the Bishop of Ballarat until 1935.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Arthur Lloyd (bishop)</span>

Arthur Thomas Lloyd was an Anglican bishop. He served as Bishop of Thetford and as Bishop of Newcastle (1903–1907).

Alfred Carey Wollaston Rose was the sixth Bishop of Dover, England, in the modern era, from 1935 to 1956.

John Hugh Granville Randolph was the Bishop of Guildford and then Dean of Salisbury in the Church of England in the first decades of the 20th century.

Leonard Jauncey White-Thomson was an Anglican bishop who served between 1924 and 1933.

Frederic Athelwold Iremonger was an Anglican priest.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Francis Pigou</span>

Francis Pigou was an Anglican priest in the second half of the 19th century and the early part of the 20th.

Harry William Blackburne DSO, MC was an Anglican clergyman, Dean of Bristol from 1934 to 1951.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Charles Alford</span>

Charles Richard Alford was an Anglican bishop and author in the last third of the 19th century.

Marcus Knight FKC was an Anglican priest. He was the Dean of Exeter in the Church of England from 1960 to 1972.

Edward Francis Every was an Anglican priest and author: a Missionary Bishop, in South America for a 35-year period during the first half of the twentieth century.

Cyril James Tucker CBE was an Anglican missionary bishop.

Charles Leslie Dundas was an eminent Anglican priest in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

The Venerable John Edward Stocks, MA was Archdeacon of Leicester from 1899 to 1920.

The Venerable Stanley Frederick Linsley was Archdeacon of Cleveland from 1965 until his death.


  1. "The Very Rev Ian White-Thomson", The Times (London, England), 14 January 1997; p. 23.
  2. Piltsdown peals
  3. "Dean defends secrecy over closure of choir school", The Times (London, England), 15 December 1971, p. 3.
  4. New Dean Of Canterbury Chosen. The Times (London, England), Monday, May 13, 1963; pg. 12; Issue 55699
  5. Dean plans to retire. The Times (London, England), Friday, Dec 12, 1975; pg. 2; Issue 59576
  6. Harrow Photos
  7. “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN   9780199540877
  8. Crockford's Clerical Directory Oxford, OUP, 1948
  9. National Archives
  10. National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives [ permanent dead link ]
  11. Lambeth Palace Library [ permanent dead link ]
  12. BBC - WW2 People's War - Baedecker Raid of 42 Archived 11 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  13. Ecclesiastical News. The Times (London, England), Monday, Oct 18, 1954; pg. 8; Issue 53065
  14. Honorary graduates 1970-79 - About Kent -University of Kent Archived 25 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine
Church of England titles
Preceded by Dean of Canterbury
1963 1976
Succeeded by