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James Gordon (bishop of Jarrow)

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James Geoffrey Gordon (11 December 1881 – 28 August 1938) was a priest and bishop in the Church of England.[1]


James Gordon was the son of J. E. H. Gordon and Alice Mary Brandreth. He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College Cambridge.[2]

He was Private Secretary to Lord President of the Council 1904 - 1906. He married Martha Sabrina Brinton in 1912. Called to the Bar 1906, Rector of Church of St John the Evangelist, Edinburgh 1919 - 1926, Vicar of St. Mary's Church, Nottingham 1926 - 1933[3] and Suffragan Bishop of Jarrow 1932 - 1938.[4]

As Bishop of Jarrow he was in attendance at the start of the Jarrow March in 1936 and gave it his blessing.[5]


Religious titles
Preceded by
George Frederick Terry
Rector of St John the Evangelist, Edinburgh
Succeeded by
Charles Ritchie
Preceded by
Thomas Field
Vicar of St.Mary's Church, Nottingham
Succeeded by
Neville Stuart Talbot
Preceded by
Samuel Kirshbaum Knight
Bishop of Jarrow
Succeeded by
Leslie Owen

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