Geoffrey Iliff

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Geoffrey Durnford Iliff was an Anglican missionary bishop.

Illif was born into an ecclesiastical family[1] on 7 October 1867. He was educated at St Edmund’s School, Canterbury and ordained in 1981. He was a missionary in China from then until 1920, the last 17 years as Bishop of Shantung.[2] Returning to England he was the vicar of Goole until 1928 and Archdeacon of Hereford until 1941.[3] He died on 10 June 1946.[4]


  1. ^ He was the 5th son of the Rev. George Iliff, Headmaster of Hall School, Sunderland > “Who was Who” 1897–1990 London, A & C Black 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ “The churchman's missionary atlas” Watson, C.M (Ed) London SPCK 1912
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP, 1941
  4. ^ The Times, 13 June 13, 1946; pg. 1; Issue 50476; col A Deaths