Maurice Arthur Ponsonby Wood; c 1917-; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

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Maurice Arthur Ponsonby Wood; c 1917-; clergyman and Bishop of Norwich

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c 1917-

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Educated at Monkton Combe, Somerset, and at Queen's College, Cambridge. Took his BA degree in 1938. Also educated at Ridley Hall. Ordained in 1940 in St Paul's Cathedral, London. Curate of St Paul's. Took his MA in 1942. Rector at St Ebbe's, Oxford, after the war. Rural Dean at Islington, London in 1952. Then went to Oak Hill in 1961. Chaplain with the Royal Marine Commandos and took part in the D-Day landings in 1944, and was awarded with the Distinguished Service Cross for gallantry in the Normandy landings. Principal of Oak Hill Theological College, London (was there for 10 years). Nominated 12 July 1971, consecrated 29 September 1971 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, enthroned 14 October 1971, resigned 26 August 1985 (his 69th birthday). Had a seat in the House of Lords from 1975.

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Norwich, Norfolk

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clergyman; Bishop of Norwich

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Created on: 21/11/2003 by Droip

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