Robert Nelson (bishop)

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Robert Nelson (26 June 1913 – 3 June 1959) was the sixth Bishop of Middleton from 1958 until his death a year later.[1]

Born on June 26, 1913 and educated at Carlisle Grammar School and Leeds University, he was ordained in 1936. After curacies at Grange-over-Sands and Leeds he became Vicar of Barrow-in-Furness [2] before a nine-year stint as Rector of Liverpool.[3] A noted broadcaster, he died on June 3, 1959.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Times, Thursday, Jun 04, 1959; pg. 16; Issue 54478; col G Suffragan Bishop Of Middleton Rt. Rev. Robert Nelson
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ The Times, Saturday, Jun 29, 1957; pg. 8; Issue 53880; col D
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Frank Woods
Bishop of Middleton
1958 – 1959
Succeeded by
Edward Ralph Wickham