William MacLeod (priest)

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The Very. Rev William Arthur MacLeod, MA was an eminent Anglican priest in the first half of the 20th century.
He was born in Duns in 1867[1] and educated at Loretto School and Selwyn College, Cambridge.[2] He was ordained in 1892 [3] and was initially a Curate at Christ Church, Greenwich. He then held similar posts at Addington and Godalming.[4] He was British Chaplain in St Petersburg from 1900 to 1908 and then Vicar of All Saints, South Acton until 1919 (including a spell as a Chaplain to the British Armed Forces during World War I) . He was Vicar of Wakefield from 1919 until his death; and when that church became a cathedral, its first Provost.[5]


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ "MacLeod, Wiliam Arthur (MLT888WA)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP 1940
  4. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  5. ^ The Times, Thursday, 10 Nov 1932; pg. 1; Issue 46287; col A Deaths
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Provost of Wakefield
1931 – 1932
Succeeded by
Noel Thomas Hopkins