Thomas Alexander Lacey

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Thomas Alexander Lacey (1853 - 1931), was an English Anglican Divine known as an advocate of the re-union of the Church of England with Rome.

Lacey was born in Nottingham. England on 20 December 1853. Educated at a Nottingham Grammar School, Lacey obtained a scholarship to Balliol College, University of Oxford aged seventeen. While a student, he became friends with Charles Gore and was a contemporary at Oxford with future Prime Minister H. H. Asquith. Following university, he worked first as a teacher at Wakefield Grammar School, and was ordained a deacon by the Bishop of Ripon in 1876. Two years later the Bishop raised him to the priesthood. He was made Canon of Worcester in 1918.


  • Lacey, Thomas Alexander in The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, Ed. F. L. Cross, London: Oxford University Press, 1957.
  • Thomas Alexander Lacey, in Lead, Kindly Light: Studies of Saints and Heroes of the Oxford Movement, Desmond Morse-Boycott, New York: Macmillan, 1933. (online at: