Friday, March 6

Obituary : Rev. Dr Quentin Wilson , Former Vicar of Burnley dies at 69

A charasmatic priest and talented musician who did much to preserve the history of Burnley’s oldest church has died aged 69.

The Rev. Dr Quentin Wilson was at St Peter’s for five years, taking over as priest-in-charge in 1997 when Canon David Towers retired. He was appointed as Rector the following year.
Dr Wilson arrived in Burnley from Langho, where he had been the vicar for 13 years.
Brought up in London, he trained for the ministry at King’s College, London, and St Augustine’s College, Canterbury. His first post was on the Isle of Dogs, East London, and he then spent six years at Muswell Hill where he learned to play the organ. He was also a gifted tenor. He was made a Fellow of Trinity College, and he became succentor and sacrist with Exeter Cathedral Choir before being appointed a minor Canon of St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. His move north, to Langho, followed three years at Windsor.

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