Maurice Harland

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Maurice Harland was a 20th century Anglican Bishop, his most prestigious appointment being Bishop of DurhamThe Times, Thursday, Jul 19, 1956; p. 6; Issue 53587; col A Introduced as Bishop of Durham from 1956–1966.

Early life

He was born on 17 April 1896, the son of William and Elizabeth Harland and educated at St Peter's School, York.Who's Who (London), A & C Black, 1971 ISBN 0713611405 He was commissioned into the West Yorkshire Regiment in 1914 and served in the Royal Field Artillery until 1916, when he joined the newly formed Royal Flying Corps,Afterwards the Royal Air Force. He was not the only future Bishop to serve in this branch: see also the Right Rev William Louis Anderson rising to the rank of Lieutenant by 1919.

Marries and begins Ministry

On demobilisation he went up to Exeter College, Oxford,Made Honorary Fellow in 1950 graduating BA in 1922, MA 1927. After a period of study at Leeds Clergy School he became Curate at St Peter's Leicester, during which time he married Agnes Winckley.She was awarded the MBE in 1967 Together they had two daughters.

Career progresses

After 5 years he was appointed successively Priest in charge of St Anne's Conventional...
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