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Guy Smith (bishop)

For other people of the same name, see Guy Smith (disambiguation).

Guy Vernon Smith MC[1] (15 October 1880 – 11 June 1957) was an Anglican bishop in the mid 20th century.

Smith was educated at Winchester[2] and New College, Oxford. Ordained in 1907, he began his ministry with a curacy at Romford and was then chaplain to Arthur Winnington-Ingram, the Bishop of London, before World War I service as a chaplain to the British Armed Forces.[3] From 1919 until 1925, he was the rector of Hackney and then the Archdeacon of Colombo before his ordination to the episcopate as Bishop of Willesden.[4] He was translated to be the Bishop of Leicester in 1940.[5] He retired in 1953. He has a commemorative plaque in Leicester Cathedral.[6]

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Perrin
Bishop of Willesden
1929–1940
Succeeded by
Henry Campbell
Preceded by
Cyril Bardsley
Bishop of Leicester
1940–1953
Succeeded by
Ronald Williams


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