James Schuster

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James Leo Schuster (1912 – 2006) was the long serving 6th Bishop of St John's in what was then known as Kaffraria and is now Mthatha.[1] Educated at Lancing College and Keble College, Oxford,[2] he was ordained in 1937. Assistant Missioner at Rotherhithe until 1938 he was subsequently Chaplain at St Stephen's House, Oxford, and then served in the Second World War as a Chaplain to the Forces.[3] In 1949 he was appointed principal of St Bede’s College, Umtata, before his ordination to the episcopate in 1956. In retirement he was Archdeacon of Riversdale. He died after a long retirement in 2006.


  1. ^ The Times, Thursday, Oct 18, 1956; pg. 2; Issue 53665; col A "New Bishop of St John's"
  2. ^ Who was Who 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ He was wounded in 1942 and Mentioned in Despatches in 1943
Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by
St John Evans
Bishop of St John's
1956 – 1980
Succeeded by
Godfrey Ashby