George Holderness

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George Edward Holderness (5 March 1913 – 21 October 1987) was an Anglican bishop.

He was born in 1913 and educated at Leeds Grammar School and Keble College, Oxford. [1] Ordained in 1936, he began his career with a curacy at Bedale and was then Chaplain at Aysgarth School until 1947, a period interrupted by World War II service as a Chaplain to the Forces. He was then Vicar of St Cuthbert's Church, Darlington and for 15 years suffragan Bishop of Burnley [2] [3] in the Diocese of Blackburn. [4] In 1970 he left Burnley to become Dean of Lichfield, a post he held to retirement in 1979. He died in 1987.

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  1. Who was Who 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN   0-7136-3457-X
  2. "A short guide and history to Burnley Parish Church of St.Peter" Holderness, G.A: 1961, Gloucester, British Publishing Company
  3. "Ecclesiastical News Consecration Of Two Bishops." The Times Thursday, Feb 03, 1955; pg. 4; Issue 53156; col C
  4. National Archives Detail
Church of England titles
Preceded by Bishop of Burnley
1955 1970
Succeeded by
Preceded by Dean of Lichfield
1970 1979
Succeeded by