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Category: William John Sparrow-Simpson (1859 – 1952)
Rev. William John Sparrow-Simpson (1859 – 1952) was an English clergyman and son of the librarian and succentor of St. Paul’s Cathedral. He graduated from Cambridge University with a first-class degree in theology and moved to London to take up an assistant priest’s post at Christ Church, Albany Street, near Regents Park. The Sparrow-Simpsons and the Stainer family were friends and neighbours in Amen Court, the city enclave where members of the St.Paul’s Cathedral staff are housed. He is famous for as the librettist of John Stainer’sCrucifixion.