Charles Clarke (priest)

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The Ven Charles Philip Stewart Clarke, MA was an eminent Anglican priest and author[1] in the middle third of the 20th century.

He was born in 1871 and educated at Clifton College[2] and Christ Church, Oxford.[3] Ordained in 1895,[4] he was Head of the Christ Church (Oxford) Mission in Poplar until 1908. He held incumbencies at Fenton, High Wycombe, Donhead St Andrew, North Stoneham and Trotton[5] after which he was Archdeacon of Chichester from 1934 until 1946; and a Canon Residentiary at the cathedral from 1936. He retired from both posts in 1946 and died a year later on 18 December 1947.[6]

Clarke was married in 1909 to Madeleine Brooke, daughter of John and Lady Wilhelmina Brooke of Haughton Hall, and had a son and two daughters.