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Alison Mary Cheek

 

September 5, 2019

Alison Mary Cheek, one of the first women priests in the Episcopal Church and a pioneer in Christian feminist biblical studies, died peacefully Sept. 1, 2019.

Born April 11, 1927, in Adelaide, Australia, Alison Mary Western graduated from Adelaide University. She married her economics tutor, Bruce Cheek. The Cheeks came to the United States in the 1950s, where her husband worked with the World Bank until his death in 1977. They had four children, Malcolm, Jonathan, Timothy and Bronwen.

As her children entered school, she enrolled in the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, where...



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