Past Vicars of All Saints

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So often the question is asked, "What is the difference between a Rector and a Vicar?"   St. Mary's in Maldon has a Rector and so does St. Andrew's in nearby Heybridge, so why does All Saints have a Vicar?   As it is so often, the answer lies in history for in the present day there is no difference.   The Rector is the person who received all the endowments, tithes and gifts of a parish - it was truly a "living".   Some had more than one living, indeed some had many.   In order to maintain the services in the parishes providing the revenue, a priest was installed to act on behalf of the Rector.   The Latin word to describe such a person was a Vicarius - one who stands in place of - and that's just what the Vicar did.   At All Saints the Rector was the Abbot of Beeleigh Abbey for nearly 300 years and the canons came as Vicarius.   Details of Vicars of All Saints with St. Peter's as far as we know are shown below.   Inevitably there are gaps, uncertainties and, perhaps, some inaccuracies but such as we have may be of passing interest.   Prior to 1244 one name only has as yet been traced - that of Geoffrey, a Chaplain or Capellanus apparently of All Saints only, who seems to have been deputed by Beeleigh Abbey to conduct services in the church.

What is a Canon?
Many people ask why some parish priests are titled 'Canon'.   This title is still given in many dioceses to senior parish priests as a largely honorary one.   It is usually awarded in recognition of long and dedicated service to the diocese.   Canons receive no additional emolument and can have a role in the administration of the cathedral.

Past Vicars

 

Andrew de Feroby

1244

Marcus Wiersdale

1584

Ralph de Luffenham

1294

Rob Palmer

1587

Tho Nichole

1361

Rad Hawdon

1600

John Arrowsmith

1367

Israel Hewitt

1620

Will de Enderby

1369

Tho Horrocks

1650

John de Felmersham 

 

Joh Head

1662

Richard Lovelick

1374

Joh Wigmore

1672

Robert Fyn

 

Joh Martin

1689

Alanus de Thame

1395

Samuel Palmer

1710

David Uske alias Fox 

1398

Robert Symonds

1724

John Weston

1399

Thomas Knipe

1725

John Hamewode

 

William Benson

1749

Will Reder

1446

William Williams

 

Nic Saxton

1458

Charles Matthew

1809

Tho Wellys

1461

James Williams

1844

Will Chaloner

 

 John Laurence Prior 

1846

John Ward

1482 

 Edward R. Horwood 

1850

John Wode

1485

Alfred Wilson

1901

John Jackson

 

Leonard Hughes

1903

Will Walton

1524

Isaac Seymour

1917 

John Clerke

1541

John Lewis

1947

Will Dawes

1551

Derek Iorns

1953 

William Woodall

1561

Arthur Dunlop 

1972 

Nic Johnson

1562

Peter Mason 

1993 

Rob Williams

1566

David Atkins 

2001 

Fab Withers

1575

Stephen Carter

2009 

Geo Gifford

1582

 

 

 


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