James Seaton (bishop)

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James Buchanan Seaton[1] (19 March 1868 – 25 May 1938) was an eminent Anglican Bishop in the first half of the 20th century.[2]

He was born on 19 March 1868,[3] educated at Leeds Grammar School and Christ Church, Oxford and ordained in 1894.[4] After a period as a Curate in Oswestry he was Vice-Principal of Leeds Clergy School, then Vicar of St. Bartholomew's Church, Armley. From 1909 until 1914 he was Archdeacon of Johannesburg when he became Principal of Cuddesdon Theological College, a position he held until his appointment to the episcopate as Bishop of Wakefield in 1928.[5] An eminent author,[6] he died in post on 25 May 1938.[7] He had become a Doctor of Divinity (DD).


  1. ^ "Person - National Portrait Gallery". Retrieved 2016-12-10. 
  2. ^ Ecclesiastical News. Bishop Of Wakefield Consecrated. Service In York Minster The Times Friday, November 02, 1928; pg. 20; Issue 45040; col D
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897–2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  5. ^ Bishops of Wakefield
  6. ^ Amongst others he wrote “The Comfort of the Holy Ghost” (1909); “The Mind of our Lord” (1916); and “Faith and Prayer” (1928) > British Library Web Site accessed 9:34 GMT
  7. ^ Obituary Dr. J. B. Seaton Bishop Of Wakefield The Times Friday, May 27, 1938; pg. 18; Issue 48005; col B
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Rodney Eden
Bishop of Wakefield
Succeeded by
Campbell Hone