Grandage Powell

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Grandage Edwards Powell was an Anglican bishop in the second quarter of the 20th century.

Born on 20 November 1882 into a clerical family[1] and educated at Rugby and University College, Oxford, he was ordained in 1906. After curacies in Fallowfield and Blackburn[2] he rose rapidly in the Church of England hierarchy becoming successively vicar of St Matthew’s West Kensington,[3] Rural Dean of Leicester and Archdeacon of Carlisle. After four years in Cumberland he was ordained to the episcopate as the Suffragan Bishop of Penrith.[4] He resigned after a serious illness in April 1944[5] and died on 5 March 1948.


  1. ^ His father was the Revd Astell Drayner Powell, sometime Canon of Manchester Cathedral >“Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ During which time he married Madeline Mary Allen, by whom he had two sons>Who was Who (Ibid)
  3. ^ History of church within National Archives
  4. ^ Suffragan Bishoprics- Appointments To Penrith And Bedford The Times Tuesday, 20 December 1938; p. 14; Issue 48182; col C
  5. ^ The Times, Monday, 3 April 1944; p. 6; Issue 49821; col G Ecclesiastical News Bishop Powell to resign
Church of England titles
Preceded by
In abeyance
Bishop of Penrith
1939 – 1944
Succeeded by
Herbert Victor Turner