Basil Guy (bishop)

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Basil Tudor Guy[1] (9 March 1910 – 29 April 1975) was an Anglican bishop in the 20th century.[2]

Guy was born on 9 March 1910 and educated at Forest School and Trinity College, Cambridge.[3] After a curacy at Wanstead, he was Vicar of Bradninch then Tavistock before his appointment as Archdeacon of Bedford in 1956. A year later he was elevated to Bishop of Bedford [4] in 1957. Five years later he was translated to Gloucester where he stayed until his death from cancer on 29 April 1975.[5]


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ Obituary-Bishop Of Gloucester The Times Tuesday, Mar 04, 1975; pg. 16; Issue 59335; col F
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ with the additional position of Archdeacon of St Albans
  5. ^ "Deaths in the last year", Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76. London: Oxford University Press, 1976. ISBN 0-19-200008-X
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Angus Campbell MacInnes
Bishop of Bedford
1957 – 1962
Succeeded by
Albert John Trillo
Preceded by
Wilfred Marcus Askwith
Bishop of Gloucester
1962 – 1975
Succeeded by
John Yates