John Taylor (bishop of Sheffield)

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Francis John Taylor[1] (13 November 1912 – 4 July 1971) was the third Bishop of Sheffield from 1962.[2] Born on 13 November 1912 and educated at Hymers College and The Queen's College, Oxford,[3] he was ordained in 1937 and began his career with a curacy at Walcot, Bath. He was then a Tutor, Lecturer and Chaplain at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford after which he was Vicar of Christ Church, Claughton, Merseyside. From 1954, he was Principal of Wycliffe, a post he held until his elevation to the Episcopate . An autocratic Prelate, he died in post on 4 July 1971.


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ The Times, Thursday, 29 March 1962; pg. 12; Issue 55352; col G New Bishop of Sheffield
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Leslie Stannard Hunter
Bishop of Sheffield
1962 – 1971
Succeeded by
Gordon Fallows