John King (bishop of Portsmouth)

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The Right Reverend
John Henry King
Bishop of Portsmouth
Church Roman Catholic
Diocese Portsmouth
Appointed 4 June 1941
In office 1910-1940
Predecessor William Cotter
Successor Derek Worlock
Ordination 20 November 1904
Consecration 15 July 1938
by Jules Prosper París
Rank Bishop
Personal details
Born (1880-09-16)September 16, 1880
Wardour, Wiltshire, England
Died March 23, 1965(1965-03-23) (aged 84)
Nationality English
Previous post Auxiliary Bishop of Portsmouth (1938-1941)

John Henry King (1880–1965) was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as the fourth Roman Catholic Bishop of Portsmouth from 1941 to 1965.[1]

Born in Wardour on 16 September 1880, he was ordained to the priesthood on 20 November 1904. He was appointed an Auxiliary Bishop of Portsmouth and Titular Bishop of Opus on 28 May 1938. His consecration to the Episcopate took place on 15 July 1938, the principal consecrator was Bishop William Timothy Cotter of Portsmouth, and the principal co-consecrators were Bishop Peter Amigo of Southwark and Bishop William Lee of Clifton. Three years later, he was appointed Bishop of Portsmouth on 4 June 1941. On 6 June 1954, he was appointed the personal title Archbishop.[1]

Archbishop King died in office on 23 March 1965, aged 84.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Archbishop John Henry King". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
William Timothy Cotter
Bishop of Portsmouth
Succeeded by
Derek John Worlock