Cecil Wilson (Bishop of Middleton)

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For the Bishop of Melanesia and later of Bunbury, see Cecil Wilson (bishop of Bunbury).

Cecil Wilfred Wilson (1875–1937) was an Anglican bishop, the second Bishop of Middleton from 1932 until 1937.[1]

Educated at Norwich School and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge,[2] he was successively Vicar of St James’s, Holloway,[3] Vicar of St Mary's, Swansea, a Canon of Brecon Cathedral and Archdeacon of Bradford. During his last year before ascending to the Episcopate he was also the inaugural Provost of Bradford Cathedral.
A prominent Freemason,[4] he had a “sympathetic understanding of the poor”.[5]


  1. ^ The Times, Friday, Aug 05, 1932; pg. 13; Issue 46204; col C Bishopric Of Middleton- Provost Of Bradford Appointed
  2. ^ "Wilson, Cecil Wilfred (WL894CW)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ Who was Who 1897-1990, London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ The Times, Saturday, Jun 05, 1937; pg. 19; Issue 47703; col E Mark Masons Grand Officers For 1937
  5. ^ The Times, Thursday, Aug 19, 1937; pg. 14; Issue 47767; col D The Bishop Of Middleton- Loss To Manchester Diocese
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Provost of Bradford
Succeeded by
Edward Mowll
Preceded by
Richard Parsons
Bishop of Middleton
Succeeded by
Arthur Alston