William Beck (Dean of Worcester)

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William Ernest Beck was an Anglican priest in the 20th century. He was born on 4 October 1884, educated at Great Yarmouth Grammar School and Durham University[1] and ordained in 1908.[2] From then to 1915 he was a tutor then vice-principal at St Aidan’s Theological College, Birkenhead. After this he was Vicar of St Anne’s Birkenhead[3] before 28 years as the principal of St Paul’s Training College, Cheltenham. In 1949 he was appointed Dean of Worcester,[4] a position he held to his death on 22 May 1957.[5]


  1. ^ "Who was Who" 1897–1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ ”The Clergy List”, London, Kelly’s, 1913
  3. ^ Genuki
  4. ^ New Dean Of Worcester, The Times, 4 June 1949; pg. 4; Issue 51399; col D
  5. ^ "Dean Of Worcester Right Judgment In All Things", The Times, 28 May 1957; pg. 13; Issue 53852; col C
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Arthur Whitcliffe Davies
Dean of Worcester
Succeeded by
Robert Leslie Pollington Milburn