William Baker (priest)

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The Venerable William Arthur Baker was an eminent Anglican priest in the 20th century.

Baker was born in 1870, educated at Christ's College, Cambridge,[1] and ordained in 1895.[2] He was Assistant Chaplain at King William's College in the Isle of Man and then Curate of St Mary, Ely.[3] After this he held incumbencies at Hapton, Bourn and Handsworth. He was Archdeacon of Sheffield from 1938 to 1943. He died on 14 December 1950.[4]


  1. ^ "Baker, William Arthur (BKR888WA)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory Oxford, OUP, 1948
  3. ^ Church web site
  4. ^ The Ven. W. A. Baker The Times Wednesday, 20 December 1950; p. 8; Issue 51879; col D
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Alfred Charles Eustace Jarvis
Archdeacon of Sheffield
Succeeded by
Douglas Ernest William Harrison