John Taylor (bishop of Sodor and Man)

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John Taylor
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Reference style The Right Reverend
Spoken style My Lord
Religious style Bishop

John Ralph Strickland Taylor[1] (13 December 1883 - 13 December 1961) was Bishop of Sodor and Man[2] from 1942 to 1954.[3]

Early life[edit]

He was born into an ecclesiastical family[4] on 13 December 1883 and educated at Marlborough and Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Family Life[edit]

His daughter Leila Margaret Taylor was born in 1920 and his son John Vernon Taylor was the Bishop of Winchester from 1974 to 1984

Religious life[edit]

Ordained in 1910 after a period of study at Ridley Hall, Cambridge he was then Chaplain, Tutor and Vice Principal there until he became Chaplain of the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.[5] From 1818 until 1928 he was Headmaster of St Lawrence College, Ramsgate. Later he was Rector of Hodnet[6] then Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford [7]- a post he held until his elevation to the Episcopate.[8]

He died on 13 December 1961.[9]


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Feegans Archived 2009-05-31 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ His father was The Rev. John Charles Taylor, MA, Vicar of Harmondsworth “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7; and his son Bishop of Winchester from 1974 to 1984
  5. ^ London Gazette
  6. ^ National Archives
  7. ^ Ecclesiastical News New Principal Of Wycliffe Hall The Times Saturday, Jul 30, 1932; pg. 13; Issue 46199; col G
  8. ^ Ecclesiastical News New Bishop Of Sodor And Man The Times Tuesday, Sep 21, 1954; pg. 10; Issue 53042; col C
  9. ^ Obituary Rt. Rev. J. R. S. Taylor Former Bishop Of Sodor And Man The Times Friday, Dec 15, 1961; pg. 15; Issue 55265; col A
Religious titles
Preceded by
William Stanton Jones
Bishop of Sodor and Man
Succeeded by
Benjamin Pollard