Ronald O'Ferrall

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Ronald Stanhope More O’Ferrall was the fourth Anglican Bishop of Madagascar from 1926 until 1940.[1][2][3]

O'Ferrall was born in 1890 and educated at Charterhouse School and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was ordained in 1915[4] and was a curate at Chesterfield Parish Church after which he was an asstistant priest at St. George's Cathedral, Jerusalem and a housemaster at its adjacent school. He was a Universities' Mission to Central Africa missionary in Northern Rhodesia before his ordination to the episcopate. On his return to England he became an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Derby[5] and was the rector of Walton-on-Trent and then the vicar of Repton as well as a teacher at the nearby Repton School. In 1947 he became Provost of Derby,[6] a position he held until 1953. He then held two further incumbencies at Cranham, Gloucestershire and Hyde, Hampshire before retiring in 1958.

He died on 10 October 1973.[7]


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ "Bishop Of Madagascar. The Rev. R. S. M. O'Ferrall Appointed", The Times, 1 March 1926; pg. 14; Issue 44208; col F
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  5. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives
  6. ^ ”The Pilgrim’s Guide to Derby Cathedral” O’Ferrall, R.S.M: Gloucester, British Publishing Company, 1955
  7. ^ Obituary Rt Rev R.S.M. O'Ferrall, The Times, 13 October 1973; pg. 16; Issue 58912; col F

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Religious titles
Preceded by
George Kestell-Cornish
Bishop of Madagascar
1926 – 1940
Succeeded by
Gerald Richard Vernon