William Thomas (Archdeacon of Northumberland)

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William Jordison Thomas [1] was the Archdeacon of Northumberland from 1982 to 1993. [2]

Born on 16 December 1927, he was educated at Giggleswick School and did his National Service in the Royal Navy between 1946 and 1948. After graduating from King's College, Cambridge he studied for the priesthood at Ripon College Cuddesdon. He served curacies at St Anthony of Egypt, Newcastle upon Tyne [3] and Berwick Parish Church [4] and incumbencies at Alwinton, Alston with Garrigill and Glendale before his Archdeacon's appointment.

He died on 31 January 2020.

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  2. ‘THOMAS, Ven. William Jordison’, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 1 April 2013
  3. NFIS
  4. Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN   0-19-200008-X
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Leslie Stannard Hunter
Archdeacon of Northumberland
Succeeded by
Peter Elliott