A passionate advocate of Christian Unity Gorton's vision was for a “People’s cathedral”. Gorton himself was a curious mixture of conventional (he passionately opposed the remarriage of divorced people in church) and lateral thinker – his wide experience with boys gave him a very realistic view of “sin”. A master of the short, pithy sermon, he was a much admired churchman. He died in office on 30 November 1955.
^”Neville Gorton:Bishop of Coventry- Reminiscences by some of his friends” Moyle, F.W (Ed) London, SPCK, 1957
^The Cathedral Church of St. Michael and the Church of the Holy Trinity, Coventry. Order of service for the burial of Neville Vincent Gorton ... Bishop of Coventry; Monday, 5 December 1955, at 12 noon.