Born into an ecclesiastical family on 18 March 1909 and educated at Haileybury, Oriel College, Oxford and Ripon College Cuddesdon, he was ordained in 1935. He began his career as Curate of his old Ripon College Cuddesdon and then held similar posts at Pocklington and Harrogate. After this he was Rector of Melsonby and then Principal of Edinburgh Theological College. In 1963 he became Bishop of Argyll and The Isles. From 1974 he was also Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. Resigning in 1977 he became Priest in charge of Etton with Dalton Holme and an Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of York.
He died on 4 January 1994.
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|Bishop of Argyll and The Isles
1963 – 1977
George Kennedy Buchanan Henderson
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1974 – 1977
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