John Bowers (bishop)

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The Rt Rev John Phillips Allcot Bowers (15 May 1854 in Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire – 6 January 1926 in Norwich) was Bishop of Thetford in the Church of England 1903-1926.[1]

John Bowers was educated at Magdalen School and St John's College, Cambridge.[2] His first post after ordination was as a Curate at Coggeshall. From 1882 to 1903 he was Domestic Chaplain to the Bishop of Gloucester and went on to be Diocesan Missioner and a Residentiary Canon at Gloucester Cathedral (1890–1902}.[3] In January 1902 he was appointed Archdeacon of Gloucester[4][5] before his elevation as Bishop of Thetford and Archdeacon of Lynn in 1903 which refers to Kings Lynn.

A prominent Freemason,[6] he died on 6 January 1926.


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ "Bowers, John Phillips Allcot or Allcott (BWRS873JP)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  4. ^ "Ecclesiastical intelligence" The Times (London). Saturday, 18 January 1902. (36668), p. 10.
  5. ^ Gloucester City Deeds
  6. ^ 'The Bishop Of Thetford', The Times, Thursday, Jan 7, 1926; pg. 14; Issue 44163; col B
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Arthur Thomas Lloyd
Bishop of Thetford
1903 – 1926
Title next held by
John Woodhouse