Michael Fisher (bishop)
|The Rt Revd
|Bishop of St Germans|
|Diocese||Diocese of Truro|
|Other posts||Bishop to HM Prisons|
|Birth name||Reginald Lindsay Fisher|
6 April 1918|
Streatham, County of London, United Kingdom
|Died||5 December 2003
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Fisher was born on 6 April 1918 and educated in Clapham before entering the Society of Saint Francis (SSF) in 1944 and taking Michael as his name in religion. Ordained in 1954 after a period of study at Westcott House, Cambridge he worked initially with the Student Christian Movement and was then successively Guardian of Alnmouth Friary, Minister of the Anglican Franciscans, General Secretary of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (USPG) and finally a suffragan bishop. For a brief period he deputised for the Bishop of Truro when Graham Leonard was translated to be the Bishop of London. He retired in 1985, serving subsequently as Minister General of the Society of St Francis. In the last part of his life he lived in the Franciscans' house in Cambridge where he had a ministry as adviser and spiritual director to a large number of people and regularly celebrated and preached at St Bene't's Church. He published his memoirs under the title For the Time Being in 1993, using the name Michael Fisher SSF (combining his name in religion with his legal surname.)
- "Who was Who" 1897–2007. London: A & C Black. 1991. ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7.
- Crockford's Clerical Directory (86th ed.). London: Oxford University Press. 1976. ISBN 0-19-200008-X.
- "RIP – Michael SSF". franciscans.org.uk. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
- Just prior to this he been awarded a Lambeth MA The Times, 1 September 1978; p. 14; Issue 60395; col C
- Fisher, Michael (1993). For the Time Being. Leominster: Gracewing. ISBN 0852442424. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
- "The Right Reverend Michael Fisher". The Telegraph. 9 December 2003. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
- "The Right Rev Michael Fisher, SSF". The Times. 16 December 2003. Retrieved 24 March 2015.
|Church of England titles|
|Bishop of St Germans
|Bishop to HM Prisons
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