Clifton Wolters

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Conrad Clifton Wolters (3 April 1909 - 7 February 1991) was an eminent Anglican priest in the 20th century.[1]

Wolters was educated privately and at St John's College, Durham where he was a major prize winner and took First Class Honours in all parts of his Tripos. He was ordained in 1934.[2] After curacies at Gipsy Hill and Beckenham he held incumbencies in Wimbledon Park and Sanderstead.[3] He was Provost of Newcastle Cathedral from 1962 to 1976.[4]

In retirement he was Chaplain to the Society of Saint Margaret. He was a leading expert on the medieval English mystics and produced what are still regarded by most as the outstanding modern English translations of The Cloud of Unknowing, Julian of Norwich, and Richard Rolle for Penguin Classics. He was much sought after as a Spiritual Director and Retreat Conductor as well as by conferences on the medieval mystics.


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1947-48 Oxford, OUP,1947
  3. ^ Parish history
  4. ^ ancestral-indexes
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Noel Martin Kennaby
Provost of Newcastle
1962 – 1976
Succeeded by
Christopher Garnett Howsin Spafford