Alston May

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Alston James Weller May was an Anglican bishop[1] in the first half of the 20th century. He was born in 1869 [2] and educated at Leeds Grammar School[3] and Oriel College, Oxford . After a period of study at Ripon College Cuddesdon he was ordained in 1894.[4] His first posts were curacies at All Souls, Leeds and St Mark, Portsmouth following which he was Curate in Charge of St Peter’s, Chertsey.[5] In 1914 he was appointed the 2nd Bishop of Northern Rhodesia,[6] a post he held until his death on 17 July 1940.[7]


  1. ^ National Archives
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ The Times, Friday, March 23, 1888; pg. 5; Issue 32341; col E University Intelligence Election of scholars
  4. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  5. ^ Parish web-site
  6. ^ Former Bishops
  7. ^ The Times, Tuesday, July 23, 1940; pg. 7; Issue 48675; col F Obituary The Bishop of Northern Rhodesia
Religious titles
Preceded by
John Hine
Bishop of Northern Rhodesia
Succeeded by
Robert Selby Taylor