St John Pike

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The Rt Rev St John Surridge Pike (27 December 1909 – 13 November 1992) was an Anglican Bishop in the third quarter of the twentieth century.[1] Educated at Trinity College, Dublin and ordained in 1934, he began his career with a Curacy at Taney.[2] After this he was Head of the Southern Church Mission, Ballymacarrett then Rector of St George’s, Belfast. In 1958 he was elevated to the Episcopate as Bishop of Gambia and the Rio Pongas.[3] On his return from Africa he became an Assistant Bishop within the Diocese of Guildford[4] held incumbencies at Ewshot, Chertsey and Longcross.


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ Incumbents & Perpetual Curates of Taney
  3. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives
  4. ^ The Times, Saturday, Jul 05, 1969; pg. 10; Issue 57604; col C Conducts funeral service
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Roderic Norman Coote
Bishop of Gambia and the Rio Pongas
1958 – 1963
Succeeded by
Timothy Omotayo Olufosoye