Tom Longworth

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Tom Longworth was an Anglican bishop in the 20th century.[1]

He was born on 8 January 1891 and educated at Shrewsbury and University College, Oxford and ordained in 1916. From 1927 to 1935 he Rector of Guisborough and then Benwell before his ordination to the episcopate as the second Bishop of Pontefract,[2] with the additional title of Archdeacon of the area.[3] Translated to Hereford in 1949[4] he retired in 1961 and died on 15 October 1977.[5]


  1. ^ "Handbook of British Chronology" Fryde, E.B; Greenway D.E; Porter, S; Roy, I.; Cambridge, CUP,1996 ISBN 978-0-521-56350-5
  2. ^ Wakefield Diocese web-site Archived 2007-07-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Four New Bishops Suffragan Consecration In York Minster The Times Friday, Feb 03, 1939; pg. 9; Issue 48220; col F
  4. ^ The Times, Thursday, Jun 30, 1949; pg. 7; Issue 51421; col C Bishop’s Enthronement
  5. ^ Obituary-The Right Rev Tom Longworth Former Bishop of Hereford The Times Monday, Oct 17, 1977; pg. 15; Issue 60136; col F
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Campbell Richard Hone
Bishop of Pontefract
1939 – 1949
Succeeded by
Arthur Harold Morris
Preceded by
Richard Godfrey Parsons
Bishop of Hereford
1949 – 1961
Succeeded by
Mark Allin Hodson