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Gordon Savage (bishop)
British bishop

Gordon Savage (bishop)

Gordon Savage (bishop)
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Intro British bishop
Was Priest
From United Kingdom
Field Religion
Gender male
Birth 14 April 1915
Death 9 June 1990 (aged 75 years)
Gordon Savage (bishop)
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Gordon David Savage was an Anglican bishop who served in two posts from 1960 to 1970.
Born on 14 April 1915 he was educated at Reading School and St Catherine's College, Oxford and ordained in 1940 after an earlier career as a Librarian. His first post was as Chaplain, Lecturer and Tutor at Tyndale Hall, Bristol after which he was successively General Secretary of the Church Mission Society, Vicar of Marston, Oxford and Archdeacon of Buckingham before elevation to the eponymous Suffragan Bishopric. After four years he was translated to Southwell where he remained until he resigned.
Gordon Savage stepped down as Bishop of Southwell after the News of the World reported on his extracurricular activities with a topless dancer in a Soho nightclub and following a trip to the Canary Islands with a nightclub hostess. Gordon Savage was a Church of England bishop forced to resign because of a sex scandal. He died on 9 June 1990.

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