Sam Woodhouse

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Samuel Mostyn Forbes "Sam" Woodhouse (28 April 1912 – 13 October 1995) was an English Anglican priest who became the Archdeacon of London.

He was born into an ecclesiastical family on 28 April 1912,[1] educated at Shrewsbury and Christ Church, Oxford and ordained in 1937.[2] He was a curate at Lancaster Priory and then, during World War II, a chaplain to the British Armed Forces[3] he was mentioned in despatches three times. When peace returned he was vicar of Holy Trinity, South Shore, Blackpool[4] then rural dean of Leominster. In 1957 he became rector of St Stephen’s Bristol and after a decade there became the Archdeacon of London.

He retired in 1978 and died on 13 October 1995.[5]


  1. ^ His father was the Rev. Major James D. F. Woodhouse, DSO > “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  3. ^ National Archives
  4. ^ Church website
  5. ^ Independent Obituary
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Martin Gloster Sullivan
Archdeacon of London
1967 – 1978
Succeeded by
Francis William Harvey