George Holderness

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The Right Reverend George Edward Holderness was an Anglican bishop in the second half of the 20th century.

He was born on 5 March 1913 and educated at Leeds Grammar School and Keble College, Oxford.[1] Ordained in 1936 he began his career with a curacy at Bedale and was then Chaplain at Aysgarth School until 1947.[2] He was then Vicar of Darlington and for 15 years suffragan Bishop of Burnley[3][4] in the Diocese of Blackburn.[5] In 1970 he left Burnley to become Dean of Lichfield, a post he held to retirement in 1979. He died on 21 October 1987.


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ A period interrupted by World War II service as a Chaplain to the Forces
  3. ^ "A short guide and history to Burnley Parish Church of St.Peter" Holderness, G.A: 1961, Gloucester, British Publishing Company
  4. ^ Ecclesiastical News Consecration Of Two Bishops The Times Thursday, Feb 03, 1955; pg. 4; Issue 53156; col C
  5. ^ National Archives Detail
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Charles Keith Kipling Prosser
Bishop of Burnley
1955 –1970
Succeeded by
Richard Charles Challinor Watson
Preceded by
William Stuart MacPherson
Dean of Lichfield
1970 –1979
Succeeded by
John Harley Lang