Cecil Norgate

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Cecil Richard Norgate was the Anglican Bishop of Masasi from 1984 until 1992.[1]

Richard Norgate was born on 10 November 1921. His father was Cecil Francis Norgate, Rector of Great Casterton, near Stamford, Lincolnshire, from 1928 until his death in 1953. His mother died in 1928. He was educated at Stamford School and St Chad's College, Durham University where his study of Theology was interrupted by the war. After World War Two service with the Royal Navy, he was ordained in 1950. After a curacy at St Peter's, Wallsend[2] he became a missionary priest with the Universities’ Mission to Central Africa in Masasi, Tanganyika. After long service he became Bishop of the diocese after no suitable Tanzanian-born candidate could be identified and after retirement continued to live in the country until his death on 7 October 2008.[3]

Religious titles
Preceded by
Gayo Hilary Chisonga
Bishop of Masasi
Succeeded by
Patrick Mwachiko


  1. ^ Obituary, Daily Telegraph, 12 November 2008
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  3. ^ Church Times Obituary