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William John Butler

(1818—1894) dean of Lincoln


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(1818–94),

Dean of Lincoln from 1885. In 1846 he became Vicar of Wantage. Through a long incumbency he trained many curates and in 1848 he founded St Mary's Sisterhood, which, as the Community of St Mary the Virgin (CSMV), has grown into one of the largest of the Anglican religious communities.

Subjects: Christianity.


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