Celebrating Canon Harold Wilson

Harold Wilson PortraitOn October 18th 2014, nearly 80 people gathered to commemorate Canon Harold Wilson, Principal of Salisbury and Salisbury and Wells Theological College 1965-1973 when he went on to become Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral.

Unconventional in many ways, Harold Wilson understood experiential group work that changed much of the theological education in the country.

Wilson also edited the book, Women Priests – Yes, Now!, published in 1975 – nearly 20 years before the Church of England ordained the first female priests.

Bishop Nicholas Holtam blessed the plaque that was installed in the college’s Butterfield Chapel.

Photographs of the day can be found on Sarum College’s Flickr page.

A fund has been created in Harold’s name which will help us to preserve a legacy of theological learning and the environment in which it can thrive. Details here.


Service Sheet   |   List of deceased students   |   Transcript of Keith Lamdin’s talk  |  Robert Prance’s Tribute

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2 Responses to Celebrating Canon Harold Wilson

  1. Warren Sellers says:

    Celebrating Canon Harold Wilson was a superb production in every way, food for the mind, spirit and body as well as fun, fellowship and photos. Congratulations to all the staff involved. Canon Lamdin’s talk was superb to listen to and a bonus to have it in print.
    Thank you for the web-site

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