Alan Knight (bishop)

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Alan John Knight CMG (also rendered John Alan; also spelled Allan; 1902 – 29 November 1979) was a long serving Bishop of Guyana from 1937 until his death; and for much of that time Archbishop of the West Indies.[1]

He was educated at Owens School [2] and Cambridge University and ordained in 1926.[3] He was Chaplain at University College School and then Curate at St James’, Enfield Highway[4] after which he was Headmaster of Adisadel College.[5] In 1937 he was appointed to the Episcopate. A Sub-Prelate of the Order of St John of Jerusalem and prominent Freemason,[6] he died in post on 29 November 1979,[7] having become a Doctor of Divinity (DD).


  1. ^ Staebrook News
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7 [1]
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  4. ^ Church history
  5. ^ College web-site
  6. ^ DGLoJ
  7. ^ Obituary A. J. Knight Archbishop of West Indies The Times Monday, 3 December 1979; pg. 14; Issue 60490; col H
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Oswald Parry
Bishop of Guyana
Succeeded by
Randolph George
Preceded by
William Hardie
Primate of the West Indies
Succeeded by
Cuthbert Woodroffe