He was born on 6 December 1899, educated at Great Yarmouth Grammar School and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and ordained, after a period of study at the College of the Resurrection at Mirfield, in 1927. After a curacy at St Albans, Golders Green he held incumbencies at St Margaret, Leven, St James Haydock and St Nicholas, Liverpool. In 1949 he was ordained to the episcopate as the 3rd Bishop of Johannesburg a post he held until 1961 when he was deported. He then became an assistant Bishop, firstly in the Diocese of London and then Chichester. A Sub-Prelate of the Venerable Order of St John of Jerusalem, he died on 23 December 1980.
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Geoffrey Hare Clayton
|Bishop of Johannesburg
1949 – 1961
Leslie Edward Stradling
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