Welsby, Paul A(ntony) 1920-2002

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WELSBY, Paul A(ntony) 1920-2002

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born August 18, 1920, in Alcester, Warwickshire, England; died March 1, 2002. Anglican minister and author. Welsby was an important leader of the Church of England in the 1970s and 1980s. Educated at the University of Durham, where he earned an M.A. in 1945, and the University of Sheffield, where he received his Ph.D. in 1944, Welsby was ordained a minister of the Church of England in 1944. During the 1940s and 1950s he held several positions as a curate, rector, and rural dean before becoming a canon residentiary at Rochester Cathedral, where he was made vice dean in 1974. Welsby became a national figure when he joined the Church Assembly—later the General Synod—in 1964 and rose to the position of chairman of House of Clergy and prolocutor of Convocation at Canterbury from 1974 to 1980. He was also a member of the Bishops' Council at that time. In addition, Welsby was a noted author of eight books, including A History of the Church of England, 1945-1980 and How the Church of England Works.



Who's Who 2000, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 2000.


Times (London, England), March 8, 2002, p. 35.