William Filby (priest)

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William Charles Leonard Filby was an Anglican priest.

Filby was born on 21 January 1933 and educated at Ashford County Grammar School[1] and London University. In 1958 he married Marion Erica Hutchison. They had four sons, Jonathan, Andrew, Christopher and William; and a daughter, Rebecca. He was ordained in 1959 and was a curate at All Souls' Eastbourne and Holy Trinity, Knaphill.[2] He held incumbencies at Holy Trinity, Richmond-upon-Thames and Bishop Hannington Memorial Church, Hove. He became Rural Dean of Worthing in 1983. He was Archdeacon of Horsham from 1983 until 2002. He died on 31 December 2009.[3]

Filby was a keen cricketer, being a member of the Chichester Diocese XI that won the Church Times Cup on several occasions. He was also a supporter of the Sussex County Cricket Club.


  1. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  2. ^ Crockfords (London, Church House, 1995) ISBN 0-7151-8088-6
  3. ^ Church Times, 8 January 2010.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Frederick George Kerr-Dineen
Archdeacon of Horsham
1983 – 2002
Succeeded by
Roger Matthew Combes