John Howe (bishop)

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John William Alexander Howe, DD (14 July 1920 – 26 April 2001) was an eminent Anglican priest: the 8th Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane.

Born in Goodmayes on 14 July 1920[1] he was educated at Westcliff High School for Boys and Durham University. He was ordained in 1944,[2] he began his ecclesiastical career as a Curate at All Saints, Scarborough.[3] He was Chaplain at Adisadel College Gold Coast and then Vice-Principal of Edinburgh Theological College. In 1955 he was elevated to the Episcopate, retiring in 1969.[4] He died 26 April 2001, aged 80.[where?][5]


  1. ^ Who's Who 1996: London, A & C Black, 1995 ISBN 0-7136-4255-6
  2. ^ Crockford's clerical directory London, Church House 1975 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  3. ^ Church details
  4. ^ The Times, Thursday, 9 January 1969; p. 10; Issue 57454; col B Church News
  5. ^ Obituary,; accessed 20 June 2015.
Religious titles
Preceded by
Arnold Brian Burrowes
Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane
1955– 1969
Succeeded by
Michael Geoffrey Hare Duke