George Giggall

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The Right Reverend George Kenneth Giggall OBE (15 April 1914 – 23 September 1999) was an Anglican bishop.

Giggall was born on 15 April 1914[1] and educated at Manchester University. After a period of study at St Chad's College, Durham. He was ordained deacon in 1939[2] and priest in 1940 and began his ministry as a curate at St Alban’s Cheetwood and St Elisabeth’s Reddish.[3]

In 1945 he joined the Royal Navy as a chaplain,[4] serving until 1969 when he became Dean of Gibraltar.[5] In 1973 he was appointed Bishop of St Helena,[6] a position he held until 1979. He died on 23 September 1999.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Who's Who 1992 “(London, A & C Black ISBN 0-7136-3514-2)
  2. ^ Ecclesiastical News Trinity Ordination Services, Diocesan Lists The Times Monday, 5 Jun 1939; pg. 20; Issue 48323; col E
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ Army, Navy and Air Force Chaplains 1800 to 1960
  5. ^ Deans of Gibraltar Archived 11 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ University of the Witwatersrand Archived 9 November 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Godfrey Worsley
Dean of Gibraltar
1969–1973
Succeeded by
Ambrose Walter Marcus Weekes
Preceded by
Edmund Michael Hubert Capper
Bishop of St Helena
1973–1979
Succeeded by
Edward Alexander Cannan