Cyril Garbett

Cyril Forster Garbett GCVO PC ( born February 6, 1875 in Tongham, Surrey, † December 31, 1955 in York ) was from 1919 to 1932 Bishop of Southwark, 1932-1943 Bishop of Winchester and 1942-1955 Archbishop of York and Metropolitan of England.

Early years

Cyril Forster Garbett was the eldest son of the Reverend Charles Garbett, the Vicar of Tongham, a small village in Surrey. He received his education from 1886 to 1894 at the Grammar School in Portsmouth, in order to subsequently enroll in Oxford at Keble College. A little later he studied at Cuddesdon College and was ordained a deacon in 1901 and priest in 1899.


From 1899 to 1909 he was parish administrator and then pastor until 1919 in Portsea. In 1919 he was appointed Bishop of Southwark and 1932 Bishop of Winchester. During the early Second World War, he became known for its orthodox theology and uncomplicated, which earned him recognition within and outside the Church. 1942 appointed King George VI. Cyril Forster Garbett Archbishop of York.

He took his job very seriously. It became famous as the wandering bishop, because he clothed his entire diocese in purple cassock and with his crosier crossed as a walking stick and took plenty of time for his clergy and people. He was respected by all sides, as he did also in the House of his duties more than usual enough. His conception of the Church of England was that of a large English department of the Catholic Church, with its long tradition, glorious liturgy and school tradition. He wanted to establish a national church, which could endure throughout the English Commonwealth. Ecumenism was very important, so approached the Anglican and Greek Orthodoxy to detail. How wandered in his diocese and he also traveled around the world. His travels were from 1943 to 1945 after Russia, the USA, Canada, Italy, Greece and Malta. 1946 Abyssinia in 1946 to Yugoslavia in 1947 to Australia and the Pacific in 1951 after British West Indies, and in 1953 to Palestine, Cyprus and Greece.

As Metropolitan of England, he attended the coronation ceremony for the young Queen Elizabeth II on 2 June 1953 in Westminster active part.

Last years

On his birthday in 1955, Cyril Forster Garbett explained exhausted his resignation. The knighted by the Queen nunmehrige Lord Garbett of Tongham underwent a necessary operation and lived until his death in a nursing home in York. The funeral took place on 4 January 1956.

  • Archbishop of York
  • Bishop of Winchester
  • Bishop of Southwark
  • Anglican Bishop ( 20th Century)
  • Member of the House of Lords
  • Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
  • Briton
  • Born 1875
  • Died in 1955
  • Man
  • Politicians ( 20th century)