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Sydney Alfred Bill was the Bishop of Bombay from 1939 until1947 [1]. He was born in 1884 and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge [2]. Ordained in 1908 his first post was as Curate at St George’s Birmingham[3]. He then emigrated to India in 1911 where he began his long association with the Lucknow Diocese, where he was successively the Bishop’s Chaplain, Canon Residentiary at All Saint’s Cathedral[4] and Archdeacon before his elevation to the Episcopate. On returning to England he was Vicar of Instow for a further 8 years.

Church of England titles
Preceded by
Charles John Godfrey Saunders
Bishop of Lucknow
1939 – 1947
Succeeded by
Charles James Gossage Robinson


  1. ^ The Times, Thursday, Sep 11, 1947; pg. 6; Issue 50863; col F Ecclesiastical News Resignation of the Bishop Of Lucknow
  2. ^ Who was Who 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 071363457X
  3. ^ History of Parish
  4. ^ Cathedral history

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