Dr. Geoffery Fisher

1887-1972   Archbishop of Canterbury

Born in England, Fisher was educated at Oxford. Taking a teaching position at a private school, he was ordained into the Anglican Church in 1913, but continued in education until 1932, when he was appointed Bishop of Chester. In 1939, he became Bishop of London. He became head of the Anglican Church in 1945 and held that office until 1961. As Archbishop, he directed rewriting the Church’s canon law, which had not changed since 1604. He was a world traveller, becoming the first Archbishop of Canterbury to meet with the Roman Catholic Pope since the time of Henry VIII. When he retired his post, he became an assistant parish priest.

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