Tom Longworth

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Tom Longworth was a 20th-century Anglican bishop. [1]

He was born on 8 January 1891 and educated at Shrewsbury and University College, Oxford and ordained in 1916. From 1927 to 1935 he was the Rector of Guisborough and then Benwell before his ordination to the episcopate as the second Bishop of Pontefract, [2] with the additional title of Archdeacon of the area. [3] Translated to Hereford in 1949 [4] he retired in 1961 and died on 15 October 1977. [5]


  1. "Handbook of British Chronology" Fryde, E.B; Greenway D.E; Porter, S; Roy, I.; Cambridge, CUP,1996 ISBN   978-0-521-56350-5
  2. Wakefield Diocese web-site Archived 6 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  3. Four New Bishops Suffragan Consecration In York Minster The Times Friday, 3 February 1939; pg. 9; Issue 48220; col F
  4. The Times, Thursday, 30 June 1949; pg. 7; Issue 51421; col C Bishop’s Enthronement
  5. Obituary-The Right Rev Tom Longworth Former Bishop of Hereford The Times Monday, 17 October 1977; pg. 15; Issue 60136; col F
Church of England titles
Preceded by Bishop of Pontefract
1939 1949
Succeeded by
Preceded by Bishop of Hereford
1949 1961
Succeeded by

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