The Old Bostonian Association

A Bishop Retires

(Article extracted from The Old Bostonian, February 1999 edition)

The Bishop of Lambeth, the Right Reverend Frank Sargeant, is retiring early this year.

Born in 1932, he attended BGS from 1943 to 50. He then went to St Johnís College, Durham University, where he gained a BA in Theology. In 1953 he gained a Diploma in Theology at Cranmer Hill, Durham.

In 1956 he did his National Service, and was eventually commissioned in the 20th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. In 1973 he gained a Diploma in Adult Education at Nottingham University.

In the church, he progressed to the top echelon via Archdeacon of Bradford and Suffragan Bishop of Stockport, then in 1994 Bishop of Lambeth and chief of staff for the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Frank and his wife have five (now grown-up) children Ė Wendy, Tim, Chris, Ben and Charlotte.

Frank looks forward to being able to spend more time on his hobbies of watercolour and ceramic painting.

The Archbishop of Canterbury said "Frank has been an effective chief of staff at Lambeth and an invaluable aid and support during the past four years."

[When Frank was made Suffragan Bishop, he became the first ex BGS to reach such a high rank in the church.]
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