Herbert Hall (bishop)

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Herbert William Hall (22 December 1889 - 6 December 1955) was Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney in Scotland from 1943 to 1955.[1]

The son of Charles Hall and Barbara Black,[2] he was educated at St John’s School, New Pitsligo and the University of Aberdeen. He was a teacher at Peterhead Academy from 1904 to 1911 when he entered Edinburgh Theological College. He was ordained in 1913 and began his ecclesiastical career as a curate at St John the Evangelist, Greenock. After this he was Rector at St Mary, Port Glasgow, and then held further incumbencies in Galashiels and Portobello.[3]

He married Helen Maven Aitken in 1919 and had one son and one daughter.[4]


  1. ^ ”Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000” Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark ISBN 0-567-08746-8 pg 517
  2. ^ HALL, Rt Rev. Herbert William’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 26 May 2012
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory London, OUP 1948 p2
  4. ^ Obituary: Bishop Of Aberdeen And Orkney. The Times (London, England), Wednesday, 7 December 1955; pg. 13; Issue 53397.
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Frederic Deane
Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney
Succeeded by
Frederick Easson