George Clarkson

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George William Clarkson (11 December 1897 – 15 August 1977) was an Anglican bishop in the 20th century.[1]

Clarkson was educated at New College, Oxford and ordained in 1927. He was then successively a curate in Wigan, Vicar of Aspull, Sub Dean of St Albans Cathedral (and Rural Dean of Dunstable) before his ordination to the episcopate as the fourth Bishop of Pontefract with the additional title of Archdeacon of Pontefract.[2] In 1961, in controversial circumstances not of his own making, he became Dean of Guildford, a position he held for seven years. In retirement he continued to serve as an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Lincoln until his death.


  1. ^ "Handbook of British Chronology" Fryde, E.B; Greenway, D.E; Porter,S; Roy,I Cambridge, CUP,1996 ISBN 978-0-521-56350-5
  2. ^ Wakefield Diocese website
Religious titles
Preceded by
Arthur Harold Morris
Bishop of Pontefract
1949 – 1954
Succeeded by
Eric Treacy
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Dean of Guildford
1954 – 1965
Succeeded by
Anthony Cyprian Bridge