Aubrey Aitken

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William Aubrey Aitken (known as Aubrey;[2] 1911–1985) was the second Bishop of Lynn from 1972 until 1985.[3]

Born into an ecclesiastical family[4] and educated at Norwich School and Trinity College, Oxford [5] he was ordained in 1935. After curacies at Tynemouth and Kingston, Jamaica he was successively the incumbent at Kessingland, Sprowston[6] and St Margaret’s King’s Lynn [7] before becoming Archdeacon of Norwich in 1961, a position he held until his elevation to the Episcopate. A keen yachtsman,[8]he died in post at the age of 73.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "(front page) (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#5739). 9 February 1973. p. 1. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 18 October 2014. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ National Pilgrimage Dates, 1959
  3. ^ New Bishop namedThe Times Thursday, Dec 21, 1972; pg. 4; Issue 58662; col E
  4. ^ Details of family
  5. ^ “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  6. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  7. ^ Church web site
  8. ^ Annals of the Norfolk Broads Sailing Club
  9. ^ The Times, Monday, Jun 03, 1985; pg. 12; Issue 62154; col G Obituary Bishop Of Lynn
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Llewellyn
Bishop of Lynn
1972–1985
Succeeded by
David Bentley