Theodore McCall

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Theodore Bruce McCall (29 December 1911 – 16 January 1969) was an Anglican bishop in Australia.[1]

Born into a distinguished family,[2] McCall was educated at St Peter's College, Adelaide and was an apprentice at Mercantile Marine (AUSNCo) until 1931. He studied for the priesthood at St Columb’s Hall, Wangaratta, was ordained in 1936 and served first as a curate at Milawa. Later he was Rector of Yea [3] and then a chaplain in the Second Australian Imperial Force. After World War II he was Rector of Macquarie and then Holy Trinity, Launceston. He was the Home Secretary of the Australian Board of Missions from 1953 until 1959 when he was ordained to the episcopate as the sixth Bishop of Rockhampton,[4] a post he held for four years. He was later translated as the Bishop of Wangaratta,[5] His son, David McCall, was Bishop of Bunbury from 2000 until 2010.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ His father was Sir John McCall KCMG, Agent-General for Tasmania “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  4. ^ Rootsweb
  5. ^ Anglican Archives
  6. ^ Diocesan website
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
James Alan George Housden
Bishop of Rockhampton
1959–1963
Succeeded by
Donald Norman Shearman
Preceded by
Thomas Makinson Armour
Bishop of Wangaratta
1963–1969
Succeeded by
Keith Rayner