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Wilfred Askwith

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Wilfred Marcus Askwith KCMG[1] (24 April 1890 – 16 July 1962) was the 2nd Bishop of Blackburn who was later translated to Gloucester. Born in Hereford and educated at Bedford School[2] and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge he was ordained in 1914. His first post was as Curate at St Helens Parish Church.[3] After this he was a Master and Assistant Chaplain at his old school then Rector of Stalbridge.[4] From 1925 to 1932 he was Chaplain to Europeans at Nakuru in Kenya. Returning to England he was Vicar of Sherborne then Rural Dean of Leeds[5] before his elevation to the Episcopate.[6] He died on 16 July 1962.[7]


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ Who Was Who 1897–2007. London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ Church web-site
  4. ^ National Archives
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1940–41 Oxford, Oxford University Press OUP,1941
  6. ^ "Ecclesiastical News Consecration Of Bishop Of Blackburn". The Times Tuesday, 1 Dec 1942; pg. 6; Issue 49407; col C
  7. ^ "Obituary – Bishop W. M. Askwith". The Times Tuesday, 17 Jul 1962; pg. 12; Issue 55445; col F
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Percy Mark Herbert
Bishop of Blackburn
Succeeded by
Walter Hubert Baddeley
Preceded by
Clifford Woodward
Bishop of Gloucester
Succeeded by
Basil Tudor Guy

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