John Woodhouse

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John Walker Woodhouse (28 January 1884 – 13 March 1955) was an Anglican suffragan bishop from 1945[1] until 1953.[2]

He was born on 28 January 1884 and educated at Charterhouse[3] and University College, Oxford before embarking on an ecclesiastical career with a curacy at St James, Milton, Portsmouth.[4] After service as a World War I chaplain he was then Vicar of St John's, Waterloo Road, Lambeth[5] and after that St George’s, Newcastle upon Tyne. From 1942 to 1945 he was Rural Dean of Huddersfield and finally Bishop of Thetford (and also Archdeacon of Lynn from 1946) from 1945 to 1953.

He died after a short retirement on 13 March 1955.


  1. ^ New Bishops Of Dunwich And Thetford The Times Friday, 22 June 1945; pg. 2; Issue 50175; col D
  2. ^ Resignation details
  3. ^ "Woodhouse, John Walker". Who's Who. 1920–2016 (April 2014 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 10 September 2016. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  4. ^ Church web site
  5. ^ British History on-line
Church of England titles
Title last held by
John Bowers
Bishop of Thetford
Succeeded by
Martin Leonard