James Gordon (bishop of Jarrow)

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James Gordon
Bishop of Jarrow
Church Church of England
In office 1932-1938
Personal details
Birth name James Geoffrey Gordon
Born 11 December 1881
United Kingdom
Died 28 August 1938(1938-08-28) (aged 56)
United Kingdom
Nationality British
Denomination Christianity
Spouse Martha Sabrina Brinton
Gordon's gravestone outside Durham Cathedral

James Geoffrey Gordon (11 December 1881 – 28 August 1938) was a priest and bishop in the Church of England.[1]


James Gordon was the son of J. E. H. Gordon and Alice Mary Brandreth. He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College Cambridge.[2]

He was Private Secretary to Lord President of the Council 1904 - 1906. He married Martha Sabrina Brinton in 1912. Called to the Bar 1906, Rector of Church of St John the Evangelist, Edinburgh 1919 - 1926, Vicar of St. Mary's Church, Nottingham 1926 - 1933[3] and Suffragan Bishop of Jarrow 1932 - 1938.[4]

As Bishop of Jarrow he was in attendance at the start of the Jarrow March in 1936 and gave it his blessing.[5]


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ "Gordon, James Geoffrey (GRDN900JG)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ A History of St. Mary's Church Nottingham, D.J. Peters, 1974.
  4. ^ Three New Bishops Suffragan Selby, Whitby, And Jarrow (News) The Times Saturday, Dec 24, 1938; pg. 10; Issue 48186; col E
  5. ^ Jarrow March Pickard, T: 1982, London, Allison and Busby ISBN 978-0-85031-398-7.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
George Frederick Terry
Rector of St John the Evangelist, Edinburgh
Succeeded by
Charles Ritchie
Preceded by
Thomas Field
Vicar of St. Mary's Church, Nottingham
Succeeded by
Neville Talbot
Preceded by
Samuel Knight
Bishop of Jarrow
Succeeded by
Leslie Owen

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