Harold Bilbrough

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Harold Ernest Bilbrough[1] (1867–15 November 1950) was the fourth Anglican Bishop of Dover in the modern era.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Bilbrough was educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford, he began his ecclesiastical career with a curacy at St Mary’s, South Shields[3] and was successively Vicar of St John’s, Darlington,[4] Rural Dean of Jarrow and then Sub-Dean of Liverpool Cathedral before his elevation to the episcopate as Bishop of Dover in 1916. He was nominated Bishop of Newcastle on 14 September and installed on 5 October 1927; he retired on 1 October 1941.


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ ”Who was Who 1897-1990” London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  4. ^ The Times, Thursday, Mar 25, 1897; pg. 8; Issue 35160; col B Ecclesiastical Intelligence