Percival Smith was educated at Shrewsbury and then served in the Rifle Brigade from 1942 to 1946. When peace returned he continued his education at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and Westcott House, Cambridge. He was ordained deacon in 1950, and priest in 1951. After a curacy at Holy Trinity, Leamington he was Domestic Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1953 to 1957. He held incumbencies at Upper Norwood (1957–1966), Yeovil (1966–1972) and Addiscombe (1972–1979).
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- Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: OUP, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
- ‘PERCIVAL SMITH, Ven. (Anthony) Michael’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2016 ; online edn, April 2016 accessed 25 Dec 2016
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