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.


  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