Gordon Savage (bishop)

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Gordon David Savage was an Anglican bishop who served in two posts from 1960 to 1970.[1]

Born on 14 April 1915 he was educated at Reading School and St Catherine's College, Oxford and ordained in 1940[2] after an earlier career as a Librarian. His first post was as Chaplain, Lecturer and Tutor at Tyndale Hall, Bristol after which he was successively General Secretary of the Church Mission Society, Vicar of Marston, Oxford[3] and Archdeacon of Buckingham before elevation to the eponymous Suffragan Bishopric. After four years he was translated to Southwell where he remained until he resigned. [4]

Gordon Savage stepped down as Bishop of Southwell after the News of the World reported on his extracurricular activities with a topless dancer in a Soho nightclub and following a trip to the Canary Islands with a nightclub hostess. Gordon Savage was a Church of England bishop forced to resign because of a sex scandal. He died on 9 June 1990.


  1. The Times, Thursday, 5 December 1963, p5, "Ecclesiastical News: Next Bishop Of Southwell, Right Rev. G. D. Savage"
  2. Who was Who 1987-1990: London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. Incumbency details
  4. Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76. London: Oxford University Press, 1976. ISBN 0-19-200008-X
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Robert Milton Hay
Bishop of Buckingham
1960 – 1964
Succeeded by
George Christopher Cutts Pepys
Preceded by
Frank Russell Barry
Bishop of Southwell
Succeeded by
John Denis Wakeling