Thomas Wilkinson (bishop of Brandon)

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The Rt Rev.Thomas Wilfrid Wilkinson, DD was the third Bishop of Brandon in Canada. [1]

Doctor of Divinity advanced or honorary academic degree in divinity

Doctor of Divinity is an advanced or honorary academic degree in divinity.

The Diocese of Brandon is a diocese of the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land of the Anglican Church of Canada. It has an area of 170,000 square kilometres (65,000 sq mi). The Rt. Rev'd William Grant Cliff, was elected as the 7th Bishop on October 31, 2015, and was consecrated on March 1, 2016. Its cathedral is St. Matthew's Cathedral in Brandon, which was established in 1952.

He was ordained in 1929 [2] and began his career as Curate at Hudson Bay Junction after which he held incumbencies in Macklin and Tisdale. From 1941 to 1945 he was a Chaplain in the RCAF. When peace returned he was Rural Dean of Melfort then Archdeacon of Dauphin. [3] His last post before elevation to the Episcopate was as Rector of St. Matthew's Cathedral, Brandon and Dean of Brandon. [4]

Curate person who is invested with the care or cure (cura) of souls of a parish

A curate is a person who is invested with the care or cure (cura) of souls of a parish. In this sense, "curate" correctly means a parish priest; but in English-speaking countries the term curate is commonly used to describe clergy who are assistants to the parish priest. The duties or office of a curate are called a curacy.

A vicar is a representative, deputy or substitute; anyone acting "in the person of" or agent for a superior. Linguistically, vicar is cognate with the English prefix "vice", similarly meaning "deputy". The title appears in a number of Christian ecclesiastical contexts, but also as an administrative title, or title modifier, in the Roman Empire. In addition, in the Holy Roman Empire a local representative of the emperor, perhaps an archduke, might be styled "vicar".

Macklin, Saskatchewan Town in Saskatchewan, Canada

Macklin is a town in Eye Hill Rural Municipality No. 382, Saskatchewan, Canada. The population was 1,415 at the 2011 Canada Census. The town is located on Highway 31 about 5 km east of the provincial border with Alberta, and is situated near one of the most productive oil and natural gas producing fields in the province.


  1. Bnet
  2. Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  3. Crockford’s 1975-76 Lambeth, Church House, 1975 ISBN   0-19-200008-X
  4. Cathedral web-site Archived 2011-06-14 at the Wayback Machine
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Ivor Arthur Norris
Bishop of Brandon
1969 1975
Succeeded by
John Fletcher Stout Conlin

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