Wilson Carlile

CARLILE, Wilson. b. Brixton, London, 14 January 1847; d. Woking, Surrey, 26 September 1942. After an early career in his father’s silk business, Carlile (who had been a deputy organist for Moody* and Sankey* during their mission of 1875), applied to the London College of Divinity in 1878. He took Holy Orders (deacon 1880, priest 1881), serving a curacy at St Mary Abbots, Kensington (1880-1882). He later became rector of Nettleswell, Essex (1882-91), and St Mary-at-Hill in the City of London (1891-1926). He was Prebendary of Newington at St Paul’s Cathedral from 1906. He resigned his curacy at St Mary Abbots in 1882 to found the Church Army: the CA sought to reach out to people in the slums...

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