John Sprott

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The Right Reverend

John Sprott
Bishop of Brechin
Church Scottish Episcopal Church
Diocese Brechin
In office1959-1975
Predecessor Eric Graham
Successor Ted Luscombe
Orders
Ordination1928
Consecration1959
Personal details
Born(1903-10-16)16 October 1903
Died11 November 1982(1982-11-11) (aged 79)
Denomination Anglican
Alma mater University of Glasgow

John Chappell Sprott (16 October 1903 – 11 November 1982) was an eminent [1] Anglican priest in the mid 20th century.

Priest person authorized to lead the sacred rituals of a religion (for a minister use Q1423891)

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He was educated at the University of Glasgow, graduating in 1925. [2] [3] His early working life was spent as a locomotive engineer and he retained an interest in railways throughout his life. [2] He was ordained after a period of study at Edinburgh Theological College in 1928. [4] His ecclesiastical career began as a Minor Canon and Succentor at St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh after which he held curacies at All Saints, Glasgow and St George the Martyr, Holborn. From 1933 to 1937 he was Rector of West Hackney and then Provost of St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee. [5] His service at St Paul's marked the start of a 35 year association with the Diocese of Brechin, and in 1959 he became Bishop of Brechin, a post he held until his retirement in 1975 to make way for a younger man. [2] [6] He and his wife planned to retire to Troon. [2]

University of Glasgow university located in Glasgow, Scotland, founded in 1451

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Edinburgh Theological College

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Chaplain Provider of pastoral care, often a minister of a religious tradition, attached to an institution

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References

  1. National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives [ permanent dead link ]
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Episcopalian Bishop Retires". The Glasgow Herald. 3 February 1975. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  3. “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN   0-7136-3457-X
  4. Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  5. "Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000" Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark ISBN   0-567-08746-8
  6. Diocesan history Archived 2011-07-20 at the Wayback Machine
Religious titles
Preceded by
Kenneth Sutherland-Graeme
Provost of St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee
1940–1959
Succeeded by
Alastair Haggart
Preceded by
Eric Graham
Bishop of Brechin
1959–1975
Succeeded by
Ted Luscombe