George Hollis (bishop)

Last updated

George Arthur Hollis (17 April 1868 – 20 March 1944) was a British Anglican bishop. He was bishop of Taunton (a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Bath and Wells) from 1931 to 1944. [1]

Contents

Early life

Hollis was born on 17 April 1868. He was educated at Keble College, Oxford. [2]

Ordained ministry

Hollis was ordained in the Church of England in 1894. He began his ecclesiastical career with a curacy at St James Wednesbury , [3] followed by a spell as Perpetual Curate of St Bartholomew Armley . [4] After this he was Vicar of Headingley and then the principal of Wells Theological College, before a 14-year stint as bishop of Taunton.

Personal life

He married Mary Margaret Church (1874-1941), herself the daughter of an Anglican minister, at Wells Cathedral on 5 July 1898. Their son Christopher was MP for Devizes from 1945 to 1955, [5] and another son Roger was director general of MI5 from 1956 to 1965. Of grandchildren: Adrian Hollis, Roger's son, was a chess champion and Classics don; while another is, like George, a bishop: Christopher's son, Crispian is the Roman Catholic bishop of Portsmouth.

Death

He died on 20 March 1944.

Related Research Articles

Roger Francis Crispian Hollis is the Bishop Emeritus of Portsmouth for the Roman Catholic Church.

George Evans Moule was an Anglican missionary in China and the first Anglican bishop of mid-China.

William James Hughes was an Anglican bishop in the 20th century.

Mark Allin Hodson was an Anglican bishop in the latter half of the 20th century.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Charles Abraham (bishop of Wellington)</span>

Charles John Abraham was the first Anglican Bishop of Wellington. He married Caroline Palmer who became a noted artist.

Roger Plumpton Wilson was Bishop of Wakefield, and later Chichester, in the mid 20th century.

Maurice Christopher Hollis, known as Christopher Hollis, was a British schoolmaster, university teacher, author and Conservative politician.

The Rt Rev Arthur Michael Hollis was an eminent Anglican clergyman in the mid 20th century.

James Buchanan Seaton was an eminent Anglican Bishop in the first half of the 20th century.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">John Willis (bishop)</span>

John Jamieson Willis was an Anglican bishop, Bishop of Uganda from 1912 to 1934 and subsequently Assistant Bishop of Leicester. He and William George Peel, Bishop of Mombasa, were accused of heresy during the Kikuyu controversy.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">John Harmer (bishop)</span>

John Reginald Harmer was a long-serving Anglican bishop who served in two dioceses.

George Sumner Hand was a Colonial Anglican Bishop in the first half of the 20th century.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">William Carter (bishop)</span>

The Most Reverend William Marlborough Carter, (1850–1941) was an Anglican bishop and archbishop in South Africa.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Michael Furse</span>

Michael Bolton Furse, KCMG was an eminent Anglican bishop in the first half of the 20th century.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Christopher Barlow</span>

Christopher George Barlow was an Anglican bishop in Australia. He was a Bishop of North Queensland and a Bishop of Goulburn.

Henry Norris Churton was an Anglican colonial bishop in the 20th century.

Ernest Arthur Copleston was an Anglican bishop in the first half of the 20th century.

Samuel Thornton was an Anglican bishop in the late quarter of the 19th century and the start of the 20th.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Charles Alford</span>

Charles Richard Alford was an Anglican bishop and author in the last third of the 19th century.

Christopher Evelyn Storrs was an Anglican bishop in the mid 20th century.

References

  1. Episcopal Changes New Bishop of Taunton The Times Thursday, Sep 18, 1930; pg. 12; Issue 45621; col C
  2. “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN   0-7136-3457-X
  3. "Church web site". Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved 21 September 2008.
  4. The Times, Tuesday, May 18, 1909; pg. 10; Issue 38962; col B Ecclesiastical Intelligence.
  5. Obituary-Mr Christopher Hollis Writer and former MP The Times Monday, May 09, 1977; pg. 16; Issue 59998; col E

Portraits of George Hollis at the National Portrait Gallery, London OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg

Church of England titles
Preceded by Bishop of Taunton
19311944
Succeeded by