The Right Reverend
|Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney|
Rev. Thomas Suther
|Church||Scottish Episcopal Church|
|Diocese||Aberdeen and Orkney|
|Born||February 5, 1814|
|Died||23 January 1883|
Sanremo, Liguria, Italy
Thomas George Spink Suther (5 February 1814 – 23 January 1883) was the Scottish Episcopalian bishop of Aberdeen from 1857–1865 and first bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney from 1865 to 1883.
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At age 21, Suther moved to Scotland and became a curate in St Paul's and St George's Church for 19 years.After curacies in Edinburgh and at St. James Scottish Episcopal Church in Leith he came to St Andrew's Cathedral, Aberdeen in 1856. He died at San Remo on 23 January 1883.
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