On October 18th 2014, nearly 80 people gathered to commemorate Canon Harold Wilson, Principal of Salisbury and Salisbury and Wells Theological College 1965-1973 when he went on to become Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral.
Unconventional in many ways, Harold Wilson understood experiential group work that changed much of the theological education in the country.
Wilson also edited the book, Women Priests – Yes, Now!, published in 1975 – nearly 20 years before the Church of England ordained the first female priests.
Bishop Nicholas Holtam blessed the plaque that was installed in the college’s Butterfield Chapel.
Photographs of the day can be found on Sarum College’s Flickr page.
A fund has been created in Harold’s name which will help us to preserve a legacy of theological learning and the environment in which it can thrive. Details here.