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Spencer Ellis

Vorley Spencer Ellis (known as Spencer;[1] 1882 – 2 August 1977[2]) was a Welsh Anglican priest[3] in the mid 20th century.

Ellis was born into an ecclesiastical family[4] and educated at Ruthin School and St Catherine's College, Oxford. Ordained in 1908,[5] he began his career with a curacy at Chesterfield Parish Church.[6] From 1912 to 1938 he held three incumbencies in Liverpool. In 1938 he was appointed Dean of St Asaph,[7] a position he held for 19 years.


  1. ^ A Real Blast from the Past...
  2. ^ The Times, 5 August 1977; pg. 24; Issue 60074; col B Deaths
  3. ^ Deans of Asaph
  4. ^ His father was the Rev. R. Ellis, sometime Vicar of Llangollen, “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  5. ^ "The Clergy List" London, Kelly’s, 1913
  6. ^ Church website
  7. ^ The Times, Saturday, Jul 16, 1938; pg. 15; Issue 48048; col F Ecclesiastical News Deanery Of St. Asaph

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