Lionel du Toit

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The Very Rev Lionel Meiring Spafford du Toit ,[1] MA was Dean of Carlisle[2] from 1960 to 1973. Born in 1903,[3] he was educated at Manchester Grammar School and Merton College, Oxford[4] and ordained in 1928. He was a curate at Rochdale Parish Church until 1931 and then Swinton Parish Church until 1935. He was Rector at Christ Church, Moss Side.[5] until 1943 and Vicar of St Mary's, Windermere until his elevation to the Deanery.[6] He retired in 1973 and died on 23 January 1979.


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ Deans of Carlisle
  3. ^ "Who was Who" 1897–1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ Levens, R.G.C., ed. (1964). Merton College Register 1900-1964. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. p. 151. 
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940–41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  6. ^ Ecclesiastical News New Dean Of Carlisle The Times Wednesday, Nov 04, 1959; pg. 14; Issue 54609; col D
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Cyril Mayne
Dean of Carlisle
Succeeded by
John Howard Churchill