Cyril Golding-Bird

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The Rt Revd
Cyril Henry Golding-Bird
Bishop of Mauritius
Church Anglican
Personal details
Born (1876-09-18)18 September 1876
Died 9 April 1955(1955-04-09) (aged 78)

The Rt Revd Cyril Henry Golding-Bird was an Anglican bishop in the early decades of the 20th century.

He was born on 18 September 1876 and educated at Merchant Taylors' and Lincoln College, Oxford.[1] Ordained in 1897[2] he was initially a curate at All Saint’s Margaret Street[3] and then a missionary priest in South Africa.[citation needed]

After time as vicar of St Barnabas', Dover, he began a long period of service overseas: first as Dean of the Falkland Islands; then a similar post in Newcastle, New South Wales following which he was ordained to the episcopate as Bishop of Kalgoorlie.

Translated to Bishop of Mauritius in 1919, he returned to England eleven years after to become an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Guildford[4] and as Archdeacon of Dorking, then in Surrey, until his death on 9 April 1955.[5]


  1. ^ Who was Who 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ Ordinations. Canterbury. The Times Wednesday, Dec 22, 1897; pg. 3; Issue 35393; col C
  3. ^ Parish web-site
  4. ^ Ecclesiastical News An Assistant Bishop For Guildford The Times Tuesday, Mar 18, 1930; pg. 21; Issue 45464; col E
  5. ^ Obituary- Bishop Goldingbird Father In God At Home And Abroad The Times Friday, Apr 22, 1955; pg. 15; Issue 53201; col C
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Kalgoorlie
1914 – 1919
Succeeded by
William Edward Elsey
Preceded by
Francis Ambrose Gregory
Bishop of Mauritius
1919 – 1930
Succeeded by
Hugh Van Lynden Otter-Barry