Geoffrey Allen (bishop)

Geoffrey Francis Allen[1] (25 August 1902–8 November 1982) was the third Bishop of Derby.[2]

Allen was educated at Dulwich College[3] and University College, Oxford, and after training at Ripon Hall was ordained in 1927.[4] Following a brief curacy at St Saviour’s, Liverpool, he was Chaplain of his old theological college, a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, Lecturer at Union Theological College, Canton, the Deputy Provost of St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham and then Archdeacon of Birmingham, 1944–47.

He was elevated to the Episcopate as Bishop of Egypt in 1947. Returning to England in 1952, he became Principal of Ripon Hall before his appointment in 1959 to the see of Derby,[5] where he served until 1969.


  1. NPG details
  2. Diocesan details
  3. “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  5. The Times, Saturday, 18 April 1959; p. 6; Issue 54438; col E Bishop of Derby
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Llewellyn Gwynne
Bishop of Egypt
Succeeded by
Francis Johnston
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Alfred Rawlinson
Bishop of Derby
Succeeded by
Cyril Bowles

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