Lancelot Mason

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The Ven Lancelot Mason MBE MA was an eminent[1] Church of England priest in the 20th century.[2]

He was born on 22 July 1905 and educated at the RN College Osborne, RN College Dartmouth, and Trinity College, Cambridge.[3] Ordained in 1929, he began his career with a curacy at Soham, after which he was Residential Chaplain to George Bell, Bishop of Chichester, until 1938.[4] Next he was Rector of Plumpton with East Chiltington,[5] and during the war was a Chaplain with the RNVR, and was Mentioned in Despatches[6] before being appointed Archdeacon of Chichester in 1946. He additionally became a Canon Residentiary at the diocese's cathedral in 1949; and retired from both posts in 1973.[7] He died on 9 February 1990.


  1. ^ Journal of Ecclesiastical History (CUP 1996) , 47: 210-215
  2. ^ National Archives
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ The Times, Tuesday, 6 Dec 1938; pg. 17; Issue 48170; col F Ecclesiastical News
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  6. ^ Who was Who (ibid)
  7. ^ Church news Archdeacon of Chichester to retire The Times Tuesday, 12 Dec 1972; pg. 19; Issue 58655; col B
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Charles Philip Stewart Clarke
Archdeacon of Chichester
Succeeded by
Frederick George Kerr-Dineen