John Churchill (priest)

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John Howard Churchill was Dean of Carlisle[1] from 1973 to 1987.

Born in 1920,[2] he was educated at Sutton Valence School and Trinity College, Cambridge and ordained in 1944. He held curacies at St George, Camberwell and All Hallows, Tottenham[3] before becoming Chaplain of King's College London and a lecturer in Theology. In 1960 he became Vicar of St George, Sheffield and in 1973 a Canon Residentiary of St Edmundsbury Cathedral, his last post before the deanery.[4] An eminent author,[5] he died 29 April 1990.


  1. ^ Deans of Carlisle
  2. ^ "Who was Who" 1897–1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ The Times (51102). 19 June 1948. p. 6, col C. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  5. ^ Amongst others he wrote "Prayer in Progress", 1961; "Going Up: a look at University life", 1963; "Finding Prayer", 1978; "Finding Communion", 1987; "Putting Life Together", 1989 > British Library web site accessed 20:13 GMT Thursday 4 November 2010
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Lionel Meiring Spafford du Toit
Dean of Carlisle
Succeeded by
Henry Edward Champneys Stapleton