Geoffrey Francis Allen Collection

Scope and Content

Diocesan Reviews for Egypt and Sudan.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rt. Revd. Geoffrey Francis Allen (1902-82)

Born 25 August 1902, son of John Allen and Mabel Allen (nee Saunders). Educated Rugby School; University College, Oxford; Ripon Hall, Oxford. Liverpool Intercollegiate Secretary of the Student Christian Movement, 1926; Curate, St. Saviour's, Liverpool, 1927; Chaplain, Ripon Hall, Oxford, 1928; Fellow and Chaplain, Lincoln College, Oxford, 1930-35; Union Theological College, Canton, 1935; Deputy Provost, Birmingham Cathedral, 1941; Sec. National Christian Council of China and Chaplain to British embassy, Chungking, 1942-44; Archdeacon of Birmingham, 1944-47; Bishop in Egypt, 1947-52; Principal of Ripon Hall, Oxford, 1952-59; Bishop of Derby, 1959-69. Married, 1932, Madeline Gill. Died 8 November 1982.

Conditions Governing Access


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Acquisition Information

Received after 1979

Archivist's Note

Fonds level description created by Clare Brown 10 Jun 1998 and revised by Debbie Usher 15 Mar 2004

Conditions Governing Use

No restrictions on copying or quotation other than statutory regulations and preservation concerns

Custodial History

In the possession of Bishop Allen

Geographical Names