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.


  1. ^ Dale Family Crest
  2. ^ Ecclesiastical News The Bishop Of Jamaica Consecrated The TimesMonday, Jan 30, 1950; pg. 7; Issue 51602; col E
  3. ^ National Archives
  4. ^ “Who was Who” 1897–2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  5. ^ St Andrew's parish web site
  6. ^ Parish web site
  7. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940–41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  8. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives[permanent dead link]
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Hardie
Bishop of Jamaica
Succeeded by
Percival Gibson