William Parker (bishop)
During the First World War he served in the Royal Tank Corps, which he joined in 1916, and was Mentioned in Despatches.  He left the army in 1924 and completed his university studies, graduating as Bachelor of Commerce in 1926 and Master of Arts (MA) in 1939.
Ordained in 1929, he was a Curate at Sheffield Cathedral 1928-30 and then Bishop’s Chaplain at St. George's Cathedral, Jerusalem 1931-37. He was then successively Vicar of St Matthew, Gosport, 1937–42. At the beginning of the Second World War he was a Senior Chaplain of the Forces (1939-40).
He was Vicar of St Chad, Shrewsbury 1942-46 before being appointed Archdeacon of Stafford in 1945, a post he held until his elevation to the Episcopate 14 years later. He was also Chaplain of the Order of St John from 1955-60, and later Sub-Prelate of the Order, Provost of Denstone College 1960-67. He retired as Bishop in 1969.
- Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975/6 Lambeth, Church House Publishing 0108153674
- “Who was Who” 1897–2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
- Who's Who 1982. A & C Black. p. 1693.}
- The Times, Monday, 3 May 1982; pg. 10; Issue 61223; col G Right Rev W. A. Parker Obituary
- Parish web-site
- Who's Who 1982.Address given as 104 Stretton Farm Road, Church Stretton.
- Shropshire Star, Saturday 1 May 1982, page 1 (First edition).
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