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George Gordon

Bishop of Sodor and Man
Diocese Diocese of Sodor and Man
In office1966–1974
PredecessorBenjamin Pollard
SuccessorVernon Nicholls
Personal details
Born(1905-07-29)29 July 1905
Died5 June 1992(1992-06-05) (aged 86)
Denomination Anglican
Education St Olave's Grammar School
Alma mater St Catharine's College, Cambridge

George Eric Gordon (29 July 1905– 6 June 1992) was an Anglican bishop in the 20th century. [1]

He was born on 29 July 1905 and educated at St Olave's Grammar School and the St Catharine's College, Cambridge. [2] Ordained in 1929 [3] he began his career with a curacy at Holy Trinity, Leicester, [4] after which he was Vice-Principal of Bishop Wilson College, Isle of Man. In 1935 he became Chaplain to William Stanton Jones, Bishop of Sodor and Man. In 1942 he became Rector of Kersal then Rural Dean of Middleton. From 1951 to 1966 he was Provost of Chelmsford Cathedral [5] and Rector of Chelmsford when he was ordained to the episcopate as the Bishop of Sodor and Man, [6] a post he held for eight years.

In 1974 he retired to Eynsham in Oxfordshire. He died on 6 June 1992.

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  1. Feegans Archived 2009-05-31 at the Wayback Machine
  2. “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN   978-0-19-954087-7
  3. Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN   0-19-200008-X
  4. "Church web-site". Archived from the original on 27 August 2009. Retrieved 3 August 2009.
  5. Provost Of Chelmsford Cathedral The Times Monday, Jun 18, 1951; pg. 4; Issue 52030; col A
  6. The Times, Wednesday, Oct 19, 1966; pg. 14; Issue 56766; col B Church News
Religious titles
Preceded by Provost of Chelmsford
Succeeded by
Preceded by Bishop of Sodor and Man
Succeeded by