John Taylor, British Anglican bishop and theologian, Died at 87


John Bernard Taylor was born on May 6, 1929, and died on June 1, 2016.

He was a British bishop and theologian.

He was educated at Watford Grammar School for Boys and Christ’s College, Cambridge.

Following a curacy in Morden, he was Vicar of Henham and Elsenham from 1959 to 1964.

Taylor was Vice-Principal of Oak Hill Theological College from 1964 to 1972.

John was Vicar of All Saints’, Woodford Wells from 1972 to 1975; and Archdeacon of West Ham from 1975 to 1980.

Taylor succeeded Robert Runcie as the Bishop of St Albans in 1980 and retired in 1995: his successor was Christopher Herbert.

John succeeded David Say as Lord High Almoner in 1988 and stepped down in 1997: his successor was Nigel McCulloch.

John Taylor was consecrated on May 1, 1980, enthroned at St Albans on June 14, 1980, and retired in August 1995.

John Taylor was Lord High Almoner from 1988 to 1997.

He authored a number of religious books.

John Bernard Taylor passed away at 87 years old