George Hacker (bishop)

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George Hacker
Bishop of Penrith
Diocese Diocese of Carlisle
In office 1979–1994
Predecessor Edward Pugh
Successor Richard Garrard
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in Carlisle (1994–present)
Chaplain, St Boniface's College, Warminster (1959–1964)
Ordination 1954 (deacon); 1955 (priest)
Consecration 1979
Personal details
Born (1928-04-27) 27 April 1928 (age 88)
Denomination Anglican
Parents Edward & Carla Lanyon
Spouse June Smart (m. 1969)
Children 1 son; 1 daughter
Profession Writer
Alma mater Exeter College, Oxford

George Lanyon Hacker (born 27 April 1928), was the sixth Suffragan Bishop of Penrith in the modern era.[1]


Hacker was educated at Kelly College, Tavistock[2] and Exeter College, Oxford, he was ordained after a period of study at Ripon College Cuddesdon in 1955.[3] He began his career with a curacy at St Mary Redcliffe [4] before spells as Chaplain at King's College London, Perpetual curate at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Bishopwearmouth and Rector of Tilehurst.

In 1979 he ascended to the Episcopate, a post he held for 15 years. In retirement he has continued to serve the church as an Assistant Bishop within his old diocese.


  1. ^ 'HACKER, Rt Rev. George Lanyon', Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2011 [1], accessed 9 July 2012
  2. ^ Kelly College –Bishop of Penrith to preach at Founders Service The Times Monday, 19 April 1982; pg. 10; Issue 61211; col C
  3. ^ Debrett's People of Today: Ed Ellis,P (1992, London, Debrett's) ISBN 1-870520-09-2)
  4. ^ National Archive details
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Edward Pugh
Bishop of Penrith
Succeeded by
Richard Garrard