John Aglionby (bishop)

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John Orfeur Aglionby MC (16 March 1884 – 15 May 1963)[1] was an Anglican bishop in Africa in the second quarter of the 20th century.

Educated at Westminster and The Queen's College, Oxford, Aglionby was ordained in 1911 and began his career with a Curacy at Holy Trinity, South Shields.[2] A Chaplain to the Forces during World War I,[3] when peace returned he was Vicar of Monkwearmouth [4] until 1924 when he became the 3rd Bishop of Accra. He retired to Orpington in 1951; he had become a Doctor of Divinity (DD).


  1. ^ The Rt. Rev. J. O. Aglionby Former Bishop Of Accra The Times Friday, 17 May 1963; p. 17; Issue 55703; col C
  2. ^ "The Clergy List" London, Kelly's, 1913
  3. ^ London Gazette
  4. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Mowbray O'Rorke
Bishop of Accra
Succeeded by
John Daly