John Aglionby (bishop)

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John Orfeur Aglionby MC (16 March 1884 – 15 May 1963) [1] was an Anglican bishop in Africa in the second quarter of the 20th century.

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Educated at Westminster and The Queen's College, Oxford, Aglionby was ordained in 1911 and began his career with a Curacy at Holy Trinity, South Shields. [2] A Chaplain to the Forces during World War I, [3] when peace returned he was Vicar of Monkwearmouth [4] until 1924 when he became the third Bishop of Accra. He retired to Orpington in 1951; he had become a Doctor of Divinity (DD).

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  1. The Rt. Rev. J. O. Aglionby Former Bishop of Accra The Times , Friday, 17 May 1963; p. 17; Issue 55703; col C
  2. "The Clergy List" London, Kelly's, 1913
  3. London Gazette
  4. Who Was Who 1897–1990 , London, A & C Black, 1991. ISBN   0-7136-3457-X.
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abuabu_Cross
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Mowbray O'Rorke
Bishop of Accra
19241951
Succeeded by
John Daly