Thomas Scott (Bishop of North China)

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The Right Reverend Thomas Arnold Scott was an Anglican missionary bishop in China during the first half of the twentieth century.

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Scott was born on 9 June 1879, [1] and educated at Leeds Grammar School, Felsted School and Christ's College, Cambridge. [2] He was ordained deacon in 1902 and priest in 1903. After a curacy at St Paul, Halifax [3] he was SPG missionary in China from 1908 to 1950. In 1913 he became the headmaster of the Church of England school in Peking and then in 1921 Bishop of Shantung. [4] In 1940 he was translated to North China, retiring in 1950. He died on 29 March 1956. [5]

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He was born on 22 July 1883 and educated at Winchester, Christ Church and Cuddesdon. Ordained in 1908, he initially held curacies at St Bartholomew’s, Leeds. then Chaplain to the Bishop of Southwark before becoming a missionary in Shantung. Later he was Vicar of Chippenham then Dean of Cape Town. After this he was Director of the South African Church Institute then General Secretary of the SPCK until his retirement in 1954. He died on 17 December 1972

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References

  1. “Who was Who” 1897–1990 London, A & C Black 1991 ISBN   0-7136-3457-X
  2. "Scott, Thomas Arnold (SCT897TA)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. Crockford's Clerical Directory1947-48 Oxford, OUP,1947
  4. The Times, Monday, Apr 18, 1921; pg. 7; Issue 42697; col C New Bishop of Shantung
  5. Dr. T. A. Scott Former Bishop Of North China The Times Wednesday, Apr 04, 1956; pg. 11; Issue 53496; col G