Thomas Wood (bishop of Bedford)

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The Rt Rev Claude Thomas Thelluson Wood MC (27 February 1885 – 17 January 1961) was an eminent Bishop in the mid part of the twentieth century.

He was born on 27 February 1885 and educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1] After a curacy at Hatfield he spent ten years in the Army Chaplains' Department to the Territorial Army. He received the Military Cross in 1916 for his service during World War I.[2]

He served as vicar at Croydon and Tring and was then successively Rural Dean of Berkhamsted, Archdeacon of St Albans[3] and then Bishop of Bedford. He died on 17 January 1961.


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ "No. 29608". The London Gazette (Supplement). 2 June 1916. p. 5578.
  3. ^ The Times, Monday, 24 Aug 1942; pg. 6; Issue 49322; col B "Ecclesiastical News: New Archdeacon Of St. Albans"
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Bedford
1948 – 1953
Succeeded by
Angus Campbell MacInnes