Eric Gordon (bishop)

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Eric Gordon
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Reference style The Right Reverend
Spoken style My Lord
Religious style Bishop

(George) Eric Gordon (1905–1992) was an eminent Anglican bishop in the twentieth century.[1]

Biography[edit]

He was born on 29 July 1905 and educated at St Olave's Grammar School and the St Catharine's College, Cambridge.[2] Ordained in 1929[3] he began his career with a curacy at Holy Trinity, Leicester,[4] after which he was Vice-Principal of Bishop Wilson College, Isle of Man. In 1935 he became Chaplain to the Bishop of Sodor and Man. In 1942 he became Rector of Kersal then Rural Dean of Middleton. From 1951 to 1966 he was Provost of Chelmsford Cathedral[5] and Rector of Chelmsford when he ascended to the Episcopate as the Bishop of Sodor and Man,[6] a post he held for eight years.

In 1974 he retired to Eynsham in Oxfordshire. He died on 6 June 1992.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Feegans
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ Church web-site
  5. ^ Provost Of Chelmsford Cathedral The Times Monday, Jun 18, 1951; pg. 4; Issue 52030; col A
  6. ^ The Times, Wednesday, Oct 19, 1966; pg. 14; Issue 56766; col B Church News
Religious titles
Preceded by
William Edward Reginald Morrow
Provost of Chelmsford
1951–1966
Succeeded by
Hilary Martin Connop Price
Preceded by
Benjamin Pollard
Bishop of Sodor and Man
1966–1974
Succeeded by
Vernon Sampson Nicholls