John Trillo

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Albert John Trillo (London, 4 July 1915 – 2 August 1992, Wenhaston, Suffolk[1]) was a Church of England bishop.

John Trillo (as he was generally known) grew up in Cricklewood, North London, and was educated at the Quintin School and King's College, London. On leaving school he worked in the film industry, for British Lion, and obtained his BA degree as a part-time student.[2] He was ordained in 1938 and was a curate at Christ Church, Fulham before becoming the priest in charge of St Michael's, Cricklewood. From 1945 he worked for the Student Christian Movement, pioneering its work in Yorkshire grammar schools and becoming its secretary. From 1950-1955 he was rector of Friern Barnet and a lecturer in divinity at King's College, London.

In 1955, Trillo was appointed the principal of Bishop's College, Cheshunt, and remained there until his consecration to the episcopate as the Bishop of Bedford in 1963.[3] He became the Bishop of Hertford in 1968 and the Bishop of Chelmsford in 1971.[4][5] In retirement he continued to serve as an assistant bishop for a further seven years.


  1. ^ The Times Online profile
  2. ^ 'Vernon Sproxton' "Obituary: The Right Rev John Trillo", The Independent, 6 August 1992,
  3. ^ History of post
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  5. ^ Bishop to retire, The Times, 31 January 1985; p. 12; issue 62050; column B
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Basil Tudor Guy
Bishop of Bedford
Succeeded by
John Tyrrell Holmes Hare
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Hertford
Succeeded by
Hubert Victor Whitsey
Preceded by
John Gerhard Tiarks
Bishop of Chelmsford
Succeeded by
John Waine