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Robert Selby Taylor

Robert Selby Taylor OGS CBE (1 March 1909–23 April 1995)[1] was an Anglican bishop in the 20th century.

Selby Taylor was educated at Harrow and St Catharine's College, Cambridge. Ordained in 1933,[2] his first post was a curacy at St Olave's Church, York. He then emigrated to Africa to become a Missionary Priest in the Diocese of Northern Rhodesia, rising to become principal of its diocesan theological college and then in 1951 bishop of the diocese.[3] Translated to Pretoria[4] a decade later and Grahamstown in 1959 he was appointed Archbishop of Cape Town in 1964. Ten years later he announced his retirement[5] but in 1979 he was petitioned to return to a part of his first diocese and serve as Bishop of Central Zambia.[6] In 1983 he was honoured by The Queen and the Archbishop of Canterbury to mark his fifty years of service in the episcopate. A Sub Prelate of the Order of Jerusalem, he died on 23 April 1995.[7] A Chair at the University of Cape Town is named in his honour[8] and in 2009 events were held to honour his centenary.[9] Many of his papers are stored at the University of the Witwatersrand.[10] He was a member of the Oratory of the Good Shepherd.

References

  1. ^ Who's Who 2008. A&C Black. 10 December 2007.  
  2. ^ Oxford University Press (1976). Crockford's Clerical Directory: A Reference Book of the Clergy of the Provinces of Canterbury and York and of Other Anglican Provinces and Dioceses. Oxford University Press.  
  3. ^ Anglican churches in Zambia
  4. ^ New Bishop of Pretoria, The Times, Tuesday, Oct 30, 1951; pg. 4; Issue 52145; col E
  5. ^ Archbishop of Cape Town to retire The Times Tuesday, Mar 12, 1974; pg. 16; Issue 59036; col C
  6. ^ Colin James (5 May 1995). "Obituary: The Most Rev Robert Selby Taylor". The Independent (London: The Independent). Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  7. ^ Brainy history
  8. ^ Ohio University Press
  9. ^ Anon (2009). "Celebrating the life of Robert Selby - Taylor". Diocese of Cape Town. Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  10. ^ Wits Historical papers

External links

Portraits of Robert Selby Taylor at the National Portrait Gallery, London

Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Alston James Weller May
Bishop of Northern Rhodesia
1941 – 1951
Succeeded by
Francis Oliver Green-Wilkinson
Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by
Wilfrid Parker
Bishop of Pretoria
1951 – 1959
Succeeded by
Edward George Knapp-Fisher
Preceded by
Archibald Howard Cullen
Bishop of Grahamstown
1959 – 1964
Succeeded by
Gordon Leslie Tindall
Preceded by
Joost de Blank
Archbishop of Cape Town
1964 – 1974
Succeeded by
Bill Bendyshe Burnett
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Jack Cunningham
Bishop of Central Zambia
1979– 1984
Succeeded by
William Clement Hlanya Shaba
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