Michael Paton (priest)

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The Venerable Michael John Macdonald Paton was an eminent Anglican priest and author[1] in the 20th century.[2]

Paton was born on 25 November 1922,[3] and educated at Repton and Magdalen College, Oxford. After service with the Indian Army and the Foreign Office,[4] he was ordained in 1954.[5] He was a curate at All Saints’, Gosforth and then held incumbencies at St Chad’s, Sheffield and St Mark’s, Broomhill. In 1978 he was appointed Archdeacon of Sheffield, a post he held for nine years.


  1. ^ Amongst others he wrote “Essays in Anglican Self-criticism”, 1958; “More Sermons from Great St Mary’s”, 1971; “Religion and Medicine”, 1976; and “Mud and Stars”, 1991 > British Library website accessed 15:22 GMT 5 July 2011
  2. ^ Genealogical web site
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ London Gazette
  5. ^ Crockford's clerical directory London, Church House 1975 ISBN (invalid) 0108153674 alternate version: ISBN 0-19-200008-X OCLC 25885092 OCLC 59162245
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Hayman Johnson
Archdeacon of Sheffield
Succeeded by
Stephen Richard Lowe