Mark Hodson

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Mark Allin Hodson (29 December 1907 – 23 January 1985) was an Anglican bishop in the latter half of the 20th century.[1]

Born on 29 December 1907, educated at University College London and ordained in 1931 he began his career with a curacy at St Dunstan, Stepney [2] after which he was Missioner at St Nicholas Perivale then Rector of Poplar. In 1955 he was appointed Suffragan Bishop of Taunton.[3] Translated to Hereford in 1961,[4] he retired in 1973 but continued to serve the church as an Assistant Bishop within the Diocese of London until his death on 23 January 1985,[5] aged 77.


  1. ^ Obituary-The Right Rev Mark Hodson The Times Friday, Feb 01, 1985; pg. 14; Issue 62051; col G
  2. ^ Church Web Site
  3. ^ Ecclesiastical News New Bishop Of Taunton The Times Tuesday, Nov 08, 1955; pg. 10; Issue 53372; col E
  4. ^ Two New Bishops Nominated (News) The Times Tuesday, Aug 15, 1961; pg. 8; Issue 55160; col C
  5. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Harry Thomas
Bishop of Taunton
1955 –1961
Succeeded by
Francis Horner West
Preceded by
Tom Longworth
Bishop of Hereford
1961 –1973
Succeeded by
John Richard Gordon Eastaugh