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Acton Sillitoe
British Anglican bishop in Canada

Acton Sillitoe

Acton Sillitoe
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Quick Facts

Intro British Anglican bishop in Canada
Was Priest
From United Kingdom
Field Religion
Gender male
Birth 12 July 1840, Sydney, Australia
Death 9 June 1894 (aged 53 years)
Star sign Cancer
St Mary Hall
The details (from wikipedia)


Acton Windeyer Sillitoe (also Wyndeyer; 12 July 1840 – 9 June 1894) was the first Bishop of New Westminster.

Sillitoe was born in Sydney and educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge and ordained in the Church of England: he was made deacon on 21 February 1869 by George Selwyn (Bishop of Lichfield) at St Peter's Church, Wolverhampton and ordained priest by Selwyn in 1870. After curacies at Brierley Hill and Wolverhampton he was the incumbent at Ellenbrook from 1873 to 1876. After this he was a chaplain at Geneva then Darmstadt. He was consecrated a bishop 1 November 1879 by Archibald Campbell Tait, Archbishop of Canterbury at Croydon Parish Church and went to British Columbia (Canada) to serve as the first Bishop of New Westminster; he also became a Doctor of Divinity (DD).

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