Basil Dale

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Basil Montague Dale DD (1903–1932) was the Anglican Bishop of Jamaica[1] from 1950[2] until 1955.[3]

He was educated at Dean Close School and Queens' College, Cambridge [4] and ordained in 1927. His first post was as Curate of St Andrew’s, Catford[5] after which he was Priest in charge of All Saints, Putney.[6] Later he held incumbencies at Handsworth[disambiguation needed] and Paignton.[7] An Honorary Chaplain to the King he was Rural Dean of Hertford before elevation to the Episcopate. On return from Jamaica[8] he was Rector of Haslemere and an Assistant Bishop of Guildford.


Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Hardie
Bishop of Jamaica
Succeeded by
Percival Gibson