Thomas Collins (bishop)

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The Most Reverend[1]
Thomas Gibson George Collins
Dean of Belfast
In office
Bishop of Meath
In office
Personal details
Born 2 April 1873
Died 3 July 1927 [2]
Nationality Irish
Spouse(s) Kathleen Lily Bell née Hollwey
Alma mater Trinity College, Dublin
Religion Church of Ireland

Thomas Gibson George Collins was Bishop of Meath for a short time in the second quarter of the 20th century.[3]

Ordained in 1896, he was firstly a curate at Maralin before becoming Rector of Rathfriland[4] then Warrenpoint and St James’ Belfast;[5] and finally, before his ordination to the episcopate, Dean of St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast.[6]


  1. ^ Despite his style he is not an archbishop but by tradition the "Premier Bishop" of Ireland > Debrett’s Correct Form Montague-Smith,P(Ed): London, Debrett’s,1992 ISBN 0-7472-0658-9
  2. ^ The Times, Monday, Jul 04, 1927; pg. 16; Issue 44624; col B Bishop Of Meath. Death After Return From York.
  3. ^ “A New History of Ireland” Moody,T.M; Martin,F.X; Byrne,F.J; Cosgrove,F: by Theodore William Moody, Francis X. Martin, Francis John Byrne, Art Cosgrove: Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-821745-5
  4. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Kelly’s, 1913
  5. ^ Photo of church
  6. ^ “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
Religious titles
Preceded by
Charles Thornton Primrose Grierson
Dean of Belfast
1919 – 1926
Succeeded by
Henry Robert Brett
Preceded by
Benjamin John Plunket
Bishop of Meath
1926 – 1927
Succeeded by
John Orr