Frank Woods (bishop of Winchester)

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Bishop Woods.

Frank Theodore Woods (15 January 1874 – 27 February 1932), generally known as Theodore Woods, was Bishop of Peterborough (signed Theodore Petriburg) from 1916 to 1923 before being translated to the see of Winchester,[1] where he remained until his death.[2]

His brother Edward was Bishop of Lichfield 1937-1953. Edward's son was Frank Woods who, after being Bishop of Middleton, became Archbishop of Melbourne.

While Bishop of Peterborough, Woods served as Episcopal Secretary for the 1920 Lambeth Conference.[3]

As Bishop of Winchester, Woods was Prelate of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.

He was the great grandson of the social reformer Elizabeth Fry.[citation needed]


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  2. ^ The previous text that he "latterly" signed his name as "Theodore Winton." refers to his official episcopal signature,"Winton." being the abbreviation of "Wintoniensis", i.e, "of Winchester".
  3. ^ Frank Theodore Woods and others, Lambeth and Reunion: An Interpretation of the Mind of the Lambeth Conference of 1920 (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1921), title page.


Church of England titles
Preceded by
Edward Glyn
Bishop of Peterborough
Succeeded by
Cyril Bardsley
Preceded by
Edward Talbot
Bishop of Winchester
Succeeded by
Cyril Garbett