Michael Gibbs (priest)

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Michael McCausland Gibbs (1 September 1900 – 27 July 1962) was an eminent Anglican clergyman in the third quarter of the 20th century.[1]

Gibbs was the son of the Revd Reginald Gibbs and his wife, Laura McCausland of Drenagh. His father was Vicar of Clifton Hampden. He was educated at Lancing and Keble College, Oxford.[2] In 1926, he was ordained and began as curate at St. Mary's Church, Putney[3]

He moved to Rhodesia where he was Chaplain to the Bishop of Southern Rhodesia, then Rector of Bulawayo and finally the Archdeacon of Matabeleland.[4]

Moving to South Africa, he was then Rector of St Saviour, Claremont, Cape Town and after that Dean of Cape Town. In 1954 he returned to England and was Dean of Chester until his death.[5]


Gibbs married Edith Marjorie Ward, daughter of Mr and Mrs John Ward of Long Wittenham.[citation needed]


  1. ^ thePeerage.com
  2. ^ “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991; ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ St Mary's Church, Putney parish website, allsaintsputney.co.uk; accessed 6 December 2016.
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory: 1940-41, Oxford University, OUP, 1941.
  5. ^ Obituary Very Rev. M. M. Gibbs Dean Of Chester The Times Saturday, Jul 28, 1962; pg. 12; Issue 55455; column A.
Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by
John Brooke
Dean of Cape Town
Succeeded by
Tom Savage
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Norman Tubbs
Dean of Chester
Succeeded by
George Addleshaw