Lance Shilton

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Lancelot Rupert Shilton AM (30 December 1921 – 12 March 1998)[1] was an Australian Anglican prelate, rising to become Dean of Sydney from 1973 until 1988.

He was born in late 1921 in Elsternwick, Victoria,[1] a suburb of Melbourne, and educated at the University of Melbourne and ordained in 1950. [2] His first post was as a curate at Hawthorn. Then he was the incumbent at Carlton from 1951 to 1954. After this he was at the University of London for two years completing a B.D. From 1957 to 1973 he was the Rector of Holy Trinity, Adelaide.[3]

In 1985 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).[4] He died on 12 March 1998.[5]


  1. ^ a b the Retrieved 27 February 2014
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X p895
  3. ^ Church web-site
  4. ^ It's an Honour. Retrieved 27 February 2014
  5. ^ Memorial Service
Religious titles
Preceded by
Archibald Wentworth Morton
Dean of Sydney
Succeeded by
Kenneth Herbert Short