John Churchill (priest)

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John Howard Churchill (9 June 1920 – 29 April 1990) was Dean of Carlisle [1] from 1973 to 1987.

Born in 1920, [2] he was educated at Sutton Valence School and Trinity College, Cambridge and ordained in 1944. He held curacies at St George, Camberwell and All Hallows, Tottenham [3] before becoming Chaplain of King's College London and a lecturer in Theology. In 1960 he became Vicar of St George, Sheffield and in 1973 a Canon Residentiary of St Edmundsbury Cathedral, his last post before the deanery. [4] An eminent author, [5] he died in 1990.

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  1. Deans of Carlisle
  2. Who was Who 1897–1990 . London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN   0-7136-3457-X
  3. The Times (51102). 19 June 1948. p. 6, col C.Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN   0-19-200008-X
  5. Amongst others he wrote "Prayer in Progress", 1961; "Going Up: a look at University life", 1963; "Finding Prayer", 1978; "Finding Communion", 1987; "Putting Life Together", 1989 > British Library web site accessed 20:13 GMT Thursday 4 November 2010
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Lionel Meiring Spafford du Toit
Dean of Carlisle
Succeeded by
Henry Edward Champneys Stapleton