Morris Gelsthorpe

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(Alfred) Morris Gelsthorpe, DSO, DD (26 February 1892 – 22 August 1968) was the first Bishop in the Sudan.[1]

He was educated at The King's School, Canterbury and Hatfield College.[2] He served in the Artists Rifles during World War One. He was ordained in 1920[3] and began his ecclesiastical career with a curacy at St Gabriel’s, Sunderland. He became a CMS Missionary in 1923. He was Principal of the Staff Training College at Awka from 1926 to 1933 and Assistant Bishop to the Bishop on the Niger[4] from 1933 to 1938 and Assistant Bishop to the Bishop of Egypt from 1938 to 1945. He was Bishop in the Sudan from 1945 to 1952;[5] and Rector of Bingham, Nottinghamshire from 1952 to 1963.

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  1. ^ ‘GELSTHORPE, Rt. Rev. (Alfred) Morris’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2007; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 29 Nov 2013
  2. ^ "Stand To!" (the journal of the Western Front Association) January 2004, number 69 'Churchman Militant' pp53/4
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1929-30 p 479 Oxford, OUP 1929
  4. ^ Ecclesiastical News: two Assistant Bishops for Africa The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Dec 07, 1932; pg. 17; Issue 46310
  5. ^ The Journal of African History / Volume 43 / Issue 01 / March 2002 pp 51-75 Copyright © 2002 CUP