Harold Rodgers

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St Faith’s, Havant

Harold Nickinson Rodgers was the third Anglican Bishop of Sherborne in the modern era.[1]

Educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, he was ordained in 1910 and his ministry began with a curacy at St Jude's, Southsea; after which he was Vicar of Havant (and latterly Rural Dean).[2] Subsequently Archdeacon of Portsmouth in 1927, Archdeacon of Dorset (1940–47) and Bishop of Sherborne (1936–47), he died on 22 June 1947,[3] his Times obituary described him as “an able administrator”.[4]


  1. ^ Bishop Of Sherborne- Archdeacon Of Portsmouth Appointed (Official Appointments and Notices) The Times Monday, Oct 12, 1936; pg. 14; Issue 47503; col F
  2. ^ Havant details
  3. ^ Obituaries Crockford's Clerical Directory1947-48 Oxford, OUP,1947
  4. ^ Bishop Of Sherborne ObituaryThe Times Tuesday, Jun 24, 1947; pg. 7; Issue 50795; col E
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Gerald Burton Allen
Bishop of Sherborne
1936 –1947
Succeeded by
John Maurice Key