- William John Simkin
Wilfred John Simkin CMG(b
15 June 1883- d 8 July 1967) was the 6th Anglican Bishopof Auckland whose Episcopatespanned a 20 year period during the middle of the 20th century [ The Times, Friday, Jun 10, 1960; pg. 11; Issue 54794; col C "Resignation of the Bishop of Auckland" ] . Born in Staffordshirehe was educated at "The Prince of Wales School", Rugeleyand "Lichfield Theological College" [ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 071363457X] before embarking on an ecclesiasticalcareer with a curacy at " Christ Church, Stafford" [ [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/STS/Stafford/ChristChurch/index.html Parish details] ] . Emigrating to New Zealand in 1911 he was successively Vicarof Wairoa, Private Chaplain to the Bishopof Waiapu and Archdeaconof Hawkes Baybefore elevation to the See of Auckland in 1940. An enigmatic man [ [http://www.holy-trinity.org.nz/163.php Diocesan Profile] ] he worked tirelessly to complete the building of Holy Trinity Cathedral..
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