Paul Burrough

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John Paul Burrough MA, MBE,[1] (5 May 1916 – 27 January 2003) was Bishop of Mashonaland[2] from 1968[3] to 1981. He was born into an ecclesiastical family[4] on 5 May 1916 and educated at St Edward's School, Oxford and St Edmund Hall, Oxford.[5] He was a skilled rower and was in the Oxford crews that beat Cambridge in the Boat Races of 1937 and 1938.[6][better source needed]When war came he was commissioned[7] into the Royal Signals and later became a Prisoner of War in Malaya. Ordained in 1951,[8] his first post was a curacy in Aldershot. After this he was a Missionary Priest in Korea[9] and then (his final post before elevation to the Episcopate[10]) Anglican Chaplain to Overseas Peoples in Birmingham. A Sub-Prelate of the Order of St John of Jerusalem he died on 27 January 2003[11]


  1. ^ London Gazette, 1946
  2. ^ Armourial of Zimbabwe and Rhodesia
  3. ^ The Times, Saturday, 27 Apr 1968; pg. 4; Issue 57237; col E New Bishop of Mashonaland
  4. ^
  5. ^ “Who was Who” 1897–2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  6. ^ List of Oxford University Boat Race crews
  7. ^ London Gazette 1940
  8. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  9. ^ ”The Church serves Korea” Rutt, CR: London SPCK 1956
  10. ^ NCIDMA
  11. ^ Telegraph Obituary
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Cecil William Alderson
Bishop of Mashonaland
Succeeded by
Peter Hatendi
as Bishop of Harare and Mashonaland