Gilbert Wilson (bishop)

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William Gilbert Wilson (23 January 1918 – 21 June 1999)[1] was Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh from 1981 to 1993.

Educated at Belfast Royal Academy and Trinity College, Dublin[2] and ordained in 1942, his first posts were curacies at St Mary Magdalene, Belfast[3] and St Comgall's, Bangor.[4] Following these he was Rector of Armoy and then Dean of Connor (1976–1981) before appointment to the episcopate as the fourteenth bishop diocesan of the united Diocese.

He served as editor of The Church of Ireland Gazette from 1963 to 1966.


  1. ^ Press release on his death
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ Church web-site
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76. London: Oxford University Press, 1976. ISBN 0-19-200008-X
Religious titles
Preceded by
Edward Moore
Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh
Succeeded by
Michael Mayes