George Kennedy Allen Bell , bishop, ecumenist, 3rd October

He spoke out against the indiscriminate bombing of German towns which some believe to have cost him the see of Canterbury…

George Bell

Bell was a Student of Christ Church 1909-14 and 1930-58 and Junior Censor 1909-14. The new altar in the Cathedral is in his memory. He is remembered for his ecumenism (chairman of central committee of the WCC and support for the Church of South India) and leadership of the Life and Work movement and his support for the Confessing Church. He spoke out against the indiscriminate bombing of German towns which some believe to have cost him the see of Canterbury. Bishop of Chichester 1929-58.

Picture reproduced by kind permission of the Bishop of Chichester