|2017||Very Revd Jonathan Draper|
|2016||Revd Dr Lorraine Cavanagh (Acting)|
|2014||Professor Linda Woodhead|
|2013||[vacant]||Revd Guy Elsmore|
|2011||Revd Prof John Barton|
|2002||Revd Jonathan Clatworthy|
|1997||Rt Revd John Saxbee|
|1991||Revd Nicholas Paul Henderson|
|1990||Rt Revd Peter Selby|
|1966||Very Revd Edward Frederick Carpenter|
|1960||Revd Frank Edward Compton|
|1958||Rt Revd John Leonard Wilson|
|1954||Revd Clifford Oswald Rhodes|
|1950||Revd Thomas John Wood|
|1942||Revd Robert Gladstone Griffith|
|1937||Sir Cyril Norwood|
|1934||Very Revd Walter Robert Matthews|
|1927||Revd Thomas John Wood|
|1924||Very Revd William Ralph Inge|
|1923||Very Revd Hastings Rashdall||Revd John Henry Bentley|
|1920||Mr Philip Henry Bagenal|
|1916||Revd Cavendish Moxon
|1915||Prof Percy Gardner|
|From around 1911 to his death in 1961 the organization was dominated by Henry Dewsbury Alves Major, editor of the Modern Churchman from its inception in 1911. Major was its primary spokesman who frequently articulated the Modernist programme.|
|1908||Sir Charles Acland|
|1902||Revd Dr William Douglas Morrison|
|1900||Revd William Manning|
|1899||Revd William Frederick Cobb (later Geikie-Cobb)|
|1898||Revd Prof George Henslow|
George Henslow was the son of John Stevens Henslow now remembered primarily as the Cambridge mentor of Charles Darwin. He was a medalist of Christ College, Cambridge, graduating in about 1858.
Like his father George was a botanist. He endorsed evolution, though he promoted Lamarkism rather than natural selection, showing that plants were capable of adapting to environmental stresses.
In 1919 he was made vice president of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.
Francis Galton in Inquiries into Human Faculty and its Development cites some of Henslow's mental processes in ways which suggest he was a synaesthete (pp. 67, 82, 100, 115).
Rector of St Ethelburga the Virgin, London
William Morrison was born in 1852 in Newton, New Brunswick.
He was a prison chaplain between 1883 and 1898 and became a noted prison reformer building on this experience.
In 1898 he was awarded an LL.D by St Andrew's University. He was Rector of St Marylebone Church from 1908 to 1943.
Sir Charles Acland, was educated at Eton College, and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating in 1866 (B.A.; M.A 1868). Admitted to Inner Temple as Barrister 1869. Lieutenant-Colonel in the 1st Devon Yeomanry Cavalry. Justice of the Peace Somerset and Devon.
MP for East Cornwall elected 1882 and 1892. Church Estates Commissioner, 1886. Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade February - August 1886.
Deputy Lieutenant of Somerset and Devon. High Sheriff of Devon in 1903.
Cavendish Moxon was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, taking his BA in 1904. That same year he entered Ripon Theological College. In 1906 he was deaconed and priested in 1907.
He was curate in the Church of St Andrew Stourton (1906-8) and thereafter had a number of brief appointments: Eccles (1908-9); All Saints, Pontefract (1909-11); St Peter, South Croyden (1911-12); St Marylebone (1912-14). He was Rector of Marske in Yorkshire during the war (1914-1918) and then at Christ Church Westminster (1918-20).
After this he appears to have left the country, or at least the ministry, and moved into psychology. In 1960 he was in Sausalito, California.
- Moxon had previously acted as Assistant Secretary to Manning. Miss Dora Nussey and Revd J M Jeakes acted with Moxon as Hon Assistant Secretaries. Later Mr Llewelyn Preece took the place of Jeakes. Back
- Secretaries from 1960 to 1991 are a little unclear. In 1984 Edward Compton was Membership Secretary, Revd Peter Croft was General Secretary and Revd John Gutteridge was Conference Secretary. Revd Richard Truss succeeded Peter Croft in about 1987. Edward Compton continued as Membership Secretary until this was handed over to Philip Harratt. Back