Geoffrey Paul

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Geoffrey John Paul (4 March 1921 [1] – 11 July 1983 [2] ) was the eighth Bishop of Hull in the modern era from 1977 until 1981, who was then translated to Bradford where he served until his death two years later. [3]

Educated at Rutlish School, Queens' College, Cambridge and at King's College London, his first position after ordination was as a curate in Little Ilford. [4] He was then a missionary priest at Palayamkottai and later in Kerala where he was a member of the faculty of the Kerala United Theological Seminary at Kannammoola, eventually becoming the principal from 1961 to 1965. [5]

On returning to England he was a residentiary canon at Bristol Cathedral and then Warden of Lee Abbey before his appointment to the episcopate as a suffragan bishop to the Archbishop of York; he was ordained a bishop on Lady Day 1977 (25 March) by Stuart Blanch, Archbishop of York, at York Minster. [6] He had five daughters: including the theologian Jane Paul, who married the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams; as well as the artist Celia Paul.

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  1. Who Was Who 1897–2007. London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN   978-0-19-954087-7
  2. "Obituary – Bishop Of Bradford Missionary work in India". The Times Monday, 11 July 1983; p. 12; Issue 61581; col G
  3. The Times, Wednesday, 23 March 1977; p. 18; Issue 59959; col B New Bishop of Hull
  4. Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN   0-19-200008-X
  5. Special Correspondent (22 October 2010). "The Hindu". The Hindu . Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  6. "picture caption" . Church Times . No. 5955. 1 April 1977. p. 3. ISSN   0009-658X . Retrieved 22 May 2019 via UK Press Online archives.
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