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BISHOP OF NELSON

APPOINTMENT MADE

REV. P. W. STEPHENSON

(By Telegraph—Press Association.)

NELSON,. This Day.

The Rev. Percival William Stephenson, M.A., 8.D., of Sydney, has been appointed Bishop of Nelson, in succession to Bishop Hilliard,..who recently resigned. . -Mr. Stephenson was headmaster of Trinity Grammar School, "Sydney, from 1934 to. 1937, and has been. Commonwealth secretary of the British and Foreign Bible Society since 1938;

The new Bishop is an Australian with a distinguished record of service with the Church of England in India and Canada as well as in his own country.

He was. born in Victoria and educated at the Caulfield Grammar. School, Melbourne, and later at Trinity College, arid he took the degree of Master of Arts, with honours, at Melbourne University in 1910. To become a missionary'he entered Ridley College as a theological student and he was ordain-

Ed in 1912. He spent two years in a country parish before : being sent by the Church Missionary Society to Peshawar on the North-West Frontier of India, There he' served on ■ the staff of the Edwardes College, first as tutor and later as principal, and while in India he studied for and obtained the degree of Bachelor of Divinity of London University.

Health reasons caused him to relinquish missionary, service after ten years and he was appointed by the C.M.S; to be Professor of Exegesis at St. John's College in Winnipeg, where he was elected Canon of Winnipeg Cathedral. F"c'ur' years later he returned to Australia as Federal secretary for the Church Missionary Society in '- Australia " arid Tasmania. He then became headmaster of Trinity ■; Grammar School,, in Sydney, and in 1938 took up ■ his duties as Commonwealth secretary of the British and Foreign Bible Society. In his work he displays, unusual gifts as an organiser and in the handling of financial problems, and he possesses great charm of personality.

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BISHOP OF NELSON, Evening Post, Volume CXXIX, Issue 115, 16 May 1940

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BISHOP OF NELSON Evening Post, Volume CXXIX, Issue 115, 16 May 1940

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