Ken Gill (bishop)

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Kenneth E. Gill
Assistant Bishop of Newcastle
Diocese Diocese of Newcastle
In office 1980–98
Successor Paul Richardson
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in Diocese of Newcastle (1999–2013)
Bishop of Central Karnataka (1972–1980)
Ordination 1958 (deacon); 1960 (presbyter)
Consecration 1972
Personal details
Born (1932-05-22)22 May 1932
Died 16 February 2013(2013-02-16) (aged 80)
Denomination Anglican
Parents Fred & Elsie
Spouse Edna Hammond (m. 1957)
Children 1 son; 2 daughters
Profession Missionary, writer
Alma mater Hartley Victoria College, Manchester

Ken Gill (Kenneth Edward Gill; 22 May 1932 – 16 February 2013)[1] was an Anglican bishop – he was the Assistant Bishop of Newcastle in the Church of England and the Diocesan Bishop of Central Karnataka in the Church of South India.

Gill was born to Fred and Elsie Gill, and attended Harrogate Grammar School in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. He married Edna Hammond in 1957, and they have three children: one son and two daughters. Gill studied at the Methodist training college Hartley Victoria College, Manchester, and was ordained a deacon in the Church of South India Diocese of Mysore in 1958 and a presbyter in 1960 – that church is a united church comprising (among others) Methodists and Anglicans. He remained in that diocese until 1972.

In 1972, Gill was consecrated bishop of the Diocese of Central Karnataka of the Church of South India,[2] where he served until 1980, when he returned to the United Kingdom. In the Church of England, he became the first full-time ("stipendiary") Assistant Bishop of Newcastle until his 1998 retirement. He retired to Edinburgh and was licensed as an honorary assistant bishop in Newcastle diocese.


  1. ^ Diocese of Newcastle – Bishop Kenneth Gill RIP (Accessed 26 April 2014)
  2. ^ K. M. George, Church of South India: life in union, 1947–1997, Jointly published by Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge and Christava Sahitya Samithi, Tiruvalla, 1999, pp.36-41. [1]


Religious titles
Preceded by
Norman C. Sargant
Bishop - in - Karnataka Central Diocese
Church of South India

Succeeded by
C. D. Jathanna