Who is the greatest ever Anglo-Catholic parish priest? We’d put forward Walter Hook, vicar of the city of Leeds in northern England. When he arrived in Leeds in the 1830s, it had one church to serve its population of 150,000 (which was swiftly rising). Hook, in a lengthy incumbency, created 17 new parishes, as well as completely rebuilding the one church he’d inherited.
David Goodhew and John Wallace. Covenant. 5 March 2020