Donald Snelgrove

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The Rt Revd
Donald Snelgrove
Bishop of Hull
Diocese Diocese of York
In office 1981–1994
Predecessor Geoffrey Paul
Successor Rt Revd James Jones
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in Lincoln (1994–present)
Archdeacon of the East Riding (1970–1981)
Orders
Consecration c. 1981
Personal details
Born (1925-04-21) 21 April 1925 (age 89)
Denomination Anglican
Alma mater Queens' College, Cambridge

Donald George Snelgrove (born 21 April 1925)[1] was the Suffragan Bishop of Hull from 1981 until 1994.[2]

He was educated at Queens' College, Cambridge. After World War II service with the RNVR and a period of study at Ridley Hall, Cambridge he embarked on an ecclesiastical career with curacies at St Thomas Oakwood, London[3] and St Anselm, Hatch End[4] after which he was Vicar of Dronfield. Following this he was Vicar of Hessle and then (his final appointment before elevation to the Episcopate) Archdeacon of the East Riding, a post he initially held whilst also serving as Rector of Cherry Burton (1970-79).[5][6]

Snelgrove was Bishop of Hull (a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of York) from 1981 until his 1994 retirement. In retirement he continues to serve the Church as an Assistant Bishop within the Diocese of Lincoln.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who's Who 1992 “(London, A & C Black ISBN 0-7136-3514-2)
  2. ^ ”Debrett's People of Today 1992” (London, Debrett's) ISBN 1-870520-09-2
  3. ^ Church web site
  4. ^ Photo of church
  5. ^ Crockford's clerical directory, 1995” (Lambeth,Church House ISBN 0-7151-8088-6)
  6. ^ Rectors of St Michaels, Cherry Burton - transcription