From 1932 Sansbury worked as an SPG Missionary at Numazu, Japan serving in various churches of the Nippon Sei Ko Kai. in 1934 he was appointed Professor at the Central Theological College, Tokyo. In 1938 British Ambassador Sir Robert Craigie appointed Sansbury as Embassy Chaplain. Until the outbreak of hostilities in 1941 Sansbury also served as chaplain to the British congregation at St. Andrew's Church, Tokyo.
After repatriation to Canada he became a World War II chaplain in the RCAF then Warden of Lincoln Theological College until 1952. From 1952 to 1961 he held a similar post at St Augustine's College, Canterbury when he was ordained to the episcopate as Bishop of Singapore. Returning to London he was an assistant bishop and General Secretary of the British Council of Churches. His last post was as priest in charge of St Mary in the Marsh, Norwich.
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