Geoffrey Paul

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Geoffrey John Paul (4 March 1921[1] - 11 July 1983)[2] was the eighth Bishop of Hull in the modern era from 1977 until 1981, who was then translated to Bradford where he served until his death two years later.[3]

Educated at Rutlish School, Queens' College, Cambridge and at King's College London, his first position after ordination was as a curate in Little Ilford.[4] He was then a missionary priest at Palayamkottai and later in Kerala where he was a member of the faculty of the Kerala United Theological Seminary at Kannammoola, eventually becoming the principal from 1961 to 1965.[5]

On returning to England he was a residentiary canon at Bristol Cathedral and then the warden of Lee Abbey before his ordination to the episcopate as a suffragan bishop to the Archbishop of York. His daughter, Hilary Jane Paul, married the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ Obituary Bishop Of Bradford Missionary work in India The Times Monday, 11 July 1983; p. 12; Issue 61581; col G
  3. ^ The Times, Wednesday, 23 March 1977; p. 18; Issue 59959; col B New Bishop of Hull
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  5. ^ Special Correspondent (2010-10-22). "The Hindu". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Hubert Laurence Higgs
Bishop of Hull
1977–1981
Succeeded by
Donald George Snelgrove
Preceded by
Ross Sydney Hook
Bishop of Bradford
1981–1983
Succeeded by
Robert Kerr Williamson