Guy Smith (bishop)

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Guy Vernon Smith MC[1] (15 October 1880 – 11 June 1957) was an Anglican bishop in the mid 20th century.

Smith was educated at Winchester[2] and New College, Oxford. Ordained in 1907, he began his ministry with a curacy at Romford and was then chaplain to Arthur Winnington-Ingram, the Bishop of London, before World War I service as a chaplain to the British Armed Forces.[3] From 1919 until 1925, he was the rector of Hackney and then the Archdeacon of Colombo before his ordination to the episcopate as Bishop of Willesden.[4] He was translated to be the Bishop of Leicester in 1940.[5] He retired in 1953. He has a commemorative plaque in Leicester Cathedral.[6]


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Great War Forum
  4. ^ Ecclesiastical News. Church Appointments- Willesden. The Times 26 July 1929; pg. 17; Issue 45265; col D
  5. ^ Ecclesiastical News New Bishop Of Leicester, The Times 13 April 1940; pg. 9; Issue 48589; col D
  6. ^ Plaque details at the Wayback Machine (archived October 27, 2009)
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Perrin
Bishop of Willesden
Succeeded by
Henry Montgomery Campbell
Preceded by
Cyril Bardsley
Bishop of Leicester
Succeeded by
Ronald Williams