Guy Sanderson

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Wilfrid Guy Sanderson[1] was Anglican Bishop of Plymouth from 1962 to 1972.[2]

He was born on 17 August 1905[3] and educated at Malvern and Merton College, Oxford.[4] After ordination he was a curate at Farnborough, Hampshire[5] and then priest in charge of St Aidan’s Aldershot.[4][6] After this he had incumbencies at Woodham, Surrey, Alton, Hampshire, Silverton, Devon and finally (before his ordination to the episcopate) Barnstaple where he was also archdeacon of the region.[3][4]

He married Cecily Julia Mary Garrat in 1934; they had a son, also called Wilfrid, and two daughters, Gillian and Sally. Sanderson died on 22 July 1988.


  1. ^ Torbay & District Organists' Association – St Petroc, South Brent
  2. ^ The Times, 26 June 1962, p. 14, "Ecclesiastical News: Next Bishop Of Plymouth"
  3. ^ a b "Who was Who" 1897–2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ a b c Levens, R.G.C., ed. (1964). Merton College Register 1900-1964. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. p. 169. 
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  6. ^ History of Aldershot churches
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Norman Harry Clarke
Bishop of Plymouth (Anglican)
Succeeded by
Richard Fox Cartwright