Francis Johnston (bishop)

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Francis Featherstonhaugh Johnston, CBE /ˈfænʃɔː/ [1] was the third Bishop of Egypt [2] from 1952[3] until 1958.[4]
Born on 21 April 1891 and educated at Reigate Grammar School [5] and Hatfield College, Durham, he was ordained in 1915.[6] After a curacy at All Saints, Fishponds, Bristol[7] he was a Temporary Chaplain to the Forces. After World War I he was Chaplain of Port Said and then Archdeacon of Egypt before his elevation to the Episcopate. On resigning his See he was Vicar of Ewshot until his death on 17 September 1963.


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ Family tree web site
  3. ^ The Times, Saturday, 23 Feb 1952; pg. 8; Issue 52243; col C New Bishop in Egypt appointed
  4. ^ Ecclesiastical News Bishop In Egypt Resigns The Times Friday, 13 Jun 1958; pg. 3; Issue 54176; col E
  5. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  6. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  7. ^ Church web-site
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Geoffrey Francis Allen
Bishop of Egypt
Title next held by
Kenneth Cragg