Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana Archives

Rev. Arthur G. Worger-Slade

The Rev. Arthur Worger-Slade was born in Dorking, Surrey, England, on 4 November 1876, the son of Arthur Greenfield Worger-Slade and wife Ella King (Worger). He graduated from the University of London in 1896 and later attended the Royal University of Ireland. He immigrated to Canada where he married Elizabeth Lillian Innes on 12 November 1906 in Toronto. He served All Saints Church in London, Ontario, and St. John's Church on Pelee Island before immigrating to the United States. Settling in Kansas in 1906, he was ordained to both the diaconate and priesthood by the Bishop of Kansas. He served as rector of the Church of the Epiphany in Sedan and St. John's in Hiawatha before coming to Michigan in 1912 as rector of Grace Church in Traverse City. He left there in 1915 to become rector of Holy Trinity Church in Benton Harbor. Then in 1917 he moved to Wisconsin as rector of St. Mark's in Waupaca. In 1923, he came to Indiana as rector of Trinity Church inPeru, and then in 1925 he moved to St. Andrew's Church in Valparaiso, where he remained until 1927. He and his wife moved to England, where he became vicar of Pensax in Worcestershire. He also had charge of Pensax Church of England School, and while there was accused of stealing small amounts of petty cash, which led to a trial and conviction in 1935. He spent six months in prison. What became of him after this date is unknown. His widow survived until 1973 and died in England.