Wilfrid Parker

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The Rt Revd
Wilfrid Parker
Bishop of Pretoria
Church Anglican
Province Southern Africa
Diocese Pretoria
Installed 1933
Term ended 1950
Predecessor Neville Stuart Talbot
Successor Robert Selby Taylor
Personal details
Born (1883-01-23)23 January 1883
Died 23 June 1966(1966-06-23) (aged 83)

The Rt Rev Wilfrid Parker was a Colonial Anglican bishop in the first half of the 20th century.[1] He was born on 23 January 1883[2] and educated at St. Andrew's College, Grahamstown,[3] Radley and Christ Church, Oxford.[4] Ordained in 1907,[5] his first post was as an Assistant Priest at the Christ Church Mission, Poplar. From 1909 to 1913 he was Domestic Chaplain to the Archbishop of York.[6] Later he was a chaplain to the Forces and when peace returned he became Vicar of St George's Johannesburg. From 1923 to 1931 he was Priest in Charge of the St Cyprian's Native Mission in the same city then Archdeacon and Director of Native Missions in the Diocese of Pretoria. He became Bishop of Pretoria in 1933[7] holding the post until his retirement in 1950. A Sub Prelate of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem,[8] he died on 23 June 1966.[9]


  1. ^ National Archives
  2. ^ thePeerage.com
  3. ^ Poland 2008, p. 470.
  4. ^ "Who was Who" 1897 – 2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  5. ^ "The Clergy List" London, Kelly's, 1913
  6. ^ Church of England Record Society
  7. ^ Historical paers Wits
  8. ^ The London Gazette: no. 37632. p. 3288. 28 June 1946.
  9. ^ Obituary Rt. Rev. Wilfrid Parker The Times Friday, 24 Jun 1966; pg. 17; Issue 56666; col G
Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by
Neville Stuart Talbot
Bishop of Pretoria
1933 – 1950
Succeeded by
Robert Selby Taylor