Michael Houghton (bishop)

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Michael Alan Houghton was Bishop of Ebbsfleet from 1998 to 1999. [1]

Houghton was born on 14 June 1949 [2] and educated at the University of Lancaster. He worked for British Rail and as a teacher before studying for the priesthood. He was a curate at All Hallows' Wellingborough [3] followed by a period overseas as the parish priest of Jamestown, Saint Helena. [4] From 1984 to 1989 he was a tutor at the College of the Ascension, Selly Oak then became the Vicar of St Peter's Folkestone [5] until his ordination to the episcopate as the second Bishop of Ebbsfleet. [6] He died in office following a heart attack on 18 December 1999, six months after his 50th birthday. [7]

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References

  1. Times Obituary Archived 2008-11-18 at the Wayback Machine
  2. “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN   978-0-19-954087-7
  3. Church website (1) Archived 2008-08-28 at the Wayback Machine
  4. Crockfords(London, Church House 1995) ISBN   0-7151-8088-6
  5. Church website (2)
  6. Anglican Mainstream [ permanent dead link ]
  7. Official announcement Archived 2009-11-12 at the Wayback Machine
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Preceded by Bishop of Ebbsfleet
1998 1999
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