Robert Pope (priest)

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Robert William Pope, OBE, was an eminent Anglican clergyman in the 20th century.

He was born on 20 May 1916[1] and educated at Durham University. He was ordained deacon in 1939 and priest in 1940 and began his career with curacies at Holy Trinity, Gravesend and St. Nicolas' Church, Guildford.[2] In 1944 he joined the Royal Navy as a chaplain[3] serving until 1971 when he became vicar of Whitchurch. In 1977 he was appointed Dean of Gibraltar,[4] a post he held until 1982. He died on 15 September 2002.


Church of England titles
Preceded by
Ambrose Walter Marcus Weekes
Dean of Gibraltar
Succeeded by
Daniel John Rowlands