John Armstrong (bishop of Bermuda)
|The Right Reverend
|Bishop of Bermuda|
|Church||Church of England|
|In office||1963 to 1970|
|Other posts||Chaplain of the Fleet, Royal Navy (1960–1963)|
|Consecration||25 March 1963
by Michael Ramsey
|Born||4 October 1905|
|Died||30 December 1992(aged 87)|
|Alma mater||Australian College of Theology|
Early life and education
Armstrong was born on 4 October 1905. He was educated at Durham School, then an all-boys Independent school in Durham, County Durham, England. He trained for ordination at St Francis College, a theological college in Nundah, Queensland, and completed a Licentiate in Theology (ThL) at the Australian College of Theology.
Armstrong was ordained as a deacon in 1932 and as a priest in 1933. He was a military chaplain in the Royal Navy for 28 years. He eventually rose to be Chaplain of the Fleet, serving from 1960 to 1963. He retied from the Royal Navy on 15 March 1963.
In 1963, Armstrong was elevated to the episcopate; he was the first Chaplain of the Fleet to proceed directly to the episcopate after leaving office. On 25 March 1963, he was consecrated a bishop by Michael Ramsey, the Archbishop of Canterbury, during a service at Westminster Abbey.
He died on 30 December 1992.
- Memories of Armstrong
- “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
- "John Armstrong". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 7 January 2016. (subscription required)
- "Bishop Of Bermuda's Consecration". The Times (55646). 11 March 1963. p. 6.
- The Times, Monday, Feb 15, 1960; pg. 19; Issue 54695; col C Appointments In The Forces: Royal Navy
- The London Gazette: . 19 April 1963. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
- Ecclesiastical News New Bishop Of Bermuda The Times Friday, Jan 11, 1963; pg. 12; Issue 55596; col D
|Church of England titles|
Frederick Darrell Bunt
|Chaplain of the Fleet
Raymond William Richardson
Anthony Lewis Elliott Williams
|Bishop of Bermuda
Eric Joseph Trapp
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