Sands was educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham and Oriel College, Oxford. After World War I service with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment he was ordained in 1922. Following a curacy at St John, Waterloo Road  he was Priest in charge of All Saints, Windsor from 1930 to 1936 then Vicar of St Anselm's, Kennington Cross for thirty years. He was Rural Dean of Lambeth from 1943 to 1955 and an Honorary Canon of Southwark Cathedral from 1951.
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William Percy Gilpin
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Reginald Victor Bazire
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