William Lyon (priest)

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The Venerable
William John Lyon
Archdeacon of Loughborough
In office
Personal details
Born 16 January 1883
Died 18 March 1961
Spouse(s) Mary Matilda née Rodd

The Venerable William John Lyon (1883–1961) was an eminent Anglican priest in the mid 20th century.[1]

Lyon was educated at Norwich School and Emmanuel College, Cambridge and ordained in 1911. He began his career with curacies at of St George, East Stonehouse [2] and St Andrew, Plymouth. He was Priest in charge of St Andrew, Bournemouth from 1915 to 1919; and then its Vicar until 1926. He was Rector of Sutton Coldfield from 1926 to 1931 and then of Handsworth until 1935. He was Rector of Loughborough from 1935 to 1958; and its fourth Archdeacon from 1940 to 1953.[3] He was also the Diocese of Leicesters Canon Theologian from 1940 until his retirement.


  1. ^ The Times, Monday, Mar 23, 1953; pg. 8; Issue 52577; col D Ecclesiastical News Resignation of the Archdeacon of Loughborough
  2. ^ “The Clergy List” London, Kelly’s, 1913
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897–2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Philip Hurrell
Archdeacon of Loughborough
Succeeded by
Ronald Berkeley Cole