Thomas Secker bigraphy, stories - Archbishop of Canterbury

Thomas Secker : biography

1693 - 3 August 1768

Thomas Secker (1693 – 3 August 1768), Archbishop of Canterbury, was born at Sibthorpe, Nottinghamshire.

Works

His principal work was Lectures on the Catechism of the Church of England (London, 1769).

A sermon preach'd before the University of Oxford, at St. Mary's, on Act Sunday in the afternoon, 1733, 1734 A sermon preached before the Right Honourable the Lord-Mayor, the Court of Aldermen, the sheriffs, and the governors of the several hospitals of the city of London [...], 1738 A sermon preached before the House of Lords, 1739 A sermon preached at King's Street chapel, in the parish of St James, 1741 A sermon preached before the Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 1741, 1752 A sermon preached in the parish-church of Christ-Church, London, 1743 A sermon preached on occasion of the present rebellion in Scotland, 1745 A sermon preached before the governors of the London Hospital, 1754 A sermon preached before the Society corresponding withe Incorporated Society in Dublin, 1757 Nine sermons preached in the parish of St. James, Westminster, 1758, 1771 The recommendation of William Smith, A.M., 1759 An answer to Dr. Mayhew's Observations on the charter and conduct of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, 1764 Fourteen sermons preached on several occasions, 1766 A sermon preached in the parish-church of Christ-church, London, 1766 Eight charges delivered to the clergy of the dioceses of Oxford and Canterbury, 1769 Lectures on the catechism of the Church of England, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1774, 1777, 1778, 1786, 1789, 1790, 1791, 1794 [Dublin], 1799 A letter to the Right Honourable Horatio Walpole, Esq; [...] concerning bishops in America, 1769 Sermons on several subjects, 1770 Eight charges delivered to the clergy of the dioceses of Oxford and Canterbury, 1770, 1771, 1780, 1790, 1799 Sermons on several subjects, 1771, 1772, 1790, 1795 Five sermons against popery, 1772 Dublin, 1773 Cork and Dublin Six sermons on the liturgy of the Church of England, 1773, 1784 Cork The works of Thomas Secker, 1775 Dublin, 1792 Edinburgh Four discourses on self-examination, on lying, on patience, and on contentment, 1777 Nine sermons preached in the parish of St. James, Westminster, 1780, 1795 A brief confutation of the errors of the Church of Rome, 1781, 1785, 1796 On the relative duties between parents and children, and between masters and servants, 1787, 1790 Against evil-speaker, lying, rash vows, swearing, cursing, and perjury, 1787 A sermon on confirmation, 1788, 1790 Of the Lord's supper, 1788 Catechism of the Church of England, 1789 Questions extracted from Archbishop Secker's Lectures on the church catechism: for the use of schools and young persons in private families, 1790 Instructions given to candidates for orders, after their subscribing the articles, 1791 Familiar explanation of the service of confirmation, used by the Church of England, abridged from Archbishop Secker's sermon on confirmation, 1795 A sermon on confirmation, 1795 [see also John Sharp, [...] Archbishop Sharp's and Archbishop Secker's sermons against perjury and common swearing, with some alterations, 1771 Dublin

Early life and studies

In 1699, Secker went to Richard Brown's free school in Chesterfield, staying with his half-sister and her husband, Elizabeth and Richard Milnes. According to a story in the Gentleman's Magazine for 1768, Brown congratulated Secker for his successful studies by remarking, ‘If thou wouldst but come over to the Church, I am sure thou wouldst be a bishop’. Under Brown's teaching, Secker believed that he had attained a competency in Greek and Latin.

He attended Timothy Jollie's dissenting academy at Attercliffe from 1708, but was frustrated by Jollie's poor teaching, famously remarking that he lost his knowledge of languages and that 'only the old Philosophy of the Schools was taught there: and that neither ably nor diligently. The morals also of many of the young Men were bad. I spent my time there idly & ill'.Manuscript autobiography He left after one and a half years.

Living octopus

Living octopus

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