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The Reverend William Macdonald Sinclair (3 June 1850 - 4 December 1917) was a Church of England clergyman.

The son of William Sinclair, Prebendary of Chichester Cathedral, he was educated at Repton School and Balliol College, Oxford. Ordained as a priest in 1876, he first served as curate of the Quebec Chapel, Marylebone,[1] subsequently becoming resident chaplain to the Bishop of London. In 1880 he became vicar of St Stephen's, Westminster.

He was elected to the London School Board as one of the representatives of the Westminster Division in 1885, serving a single three-year term.[2] He was appointed Archdeacon of London in 1889.[3]

In 1911 he left the capital to take up a clerical post in Sussex.

PublicationsEdit

  • The Psalms in the Original Rhythm (1879)
  • Lessons on the Gospel of St John (1882)
  • The Servant of Christ (1891)
  • Simplicity in Christ (1896)
  • Difficulties of our Day (1905)
  • Memorials of St Paul’s Cathedral: The Chapels Royal (1912)

Wikipedia page [1] and Wikisource page [2].

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Quebec Chapel was a chapel of ease in the parish of St Marylebone. In 1894 it became the church of the new parish of The Annunciation, Bryanston StreetSt. Marylebone, Middlesex; The Annunciation, Bryanston Street; ecclesiastical parish. National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives.
  2. "The London School Board. Result of the Polls". The Morning Post: p. 5. 4 November 1885. 
  3. "The Archdeaconry Of London". The Times: p. 9. 15 May 1889. 

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