Michael Paton (priest)

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The Venerable Michael John Macdonald Paton was an eminent Anglican priest and author[1] in the 20th century.[2]

Paton was born on 25 November 1922,[3] and educated at Repton and Magdalen College, Oxford. After service with the Indian Army and the Foreign Office,[4] he was ordained in 1954.[5] He was a curate at All Saints’, Gosforth and then held incumbencies at St Chad’s, Sheffield and St Mark’s, Broomhill. In 1978 he was appointed Archdeacon of Sheffield, a post he held for nine years. He died on 6 November 2016.[6]


  1. ^ Amongst others he wrote “Essays in Anglican Self-criticism”, 1958; “More Sermons from Great St Mary’s”, 1971; “Religion and Medicine”, 1976; and “Mud and Stars”, 1991 > British Library website accessed 15:22 GMT 5 July 2011
  2. ^ Genealogical web site
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ London Gazette
  5. ^ Crockford's clerical directory London, Church House 1975 ISBN (invalid) 0108153674 alternate version: ISBN 0-19-200008-X OCLC 25885092 OCLC 59162245
  6. ^ "Michael Paton's Obituary on The Star". The Star. Archived from the original on 21 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Hayman Johnson
Archdeacon of Sheffield
Succeeded by
Stephen Richard Lowe