Patrick Barron (bishop)

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Patrick Harold Falkiner Barron, also called Paddy,[1] (13 November 1911 – 27 August 1991) was the fourth Bishop of George.[2]

Barron was educated at Leeds University[3] and (after studies at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield) ordained in 1939.[4] He began his ordained ministry a curate at Our Most Holy Redeemer, Clerkenwell[5] after which he was a chaplain to the South African Army during World War II. After the war he held incumbencies at Zeerust, Potchefstroom and Blyvooruitzicht. Later he was Archdeacon of Germiston, then Dean of Johannesburg. In 1964 he was ordained to the episcopate as Suffragan Bishop of Cape Town and two years later was translated to George.[6][7]


  1. Dear Grandchildren – Barrons et al.
  2. Wits historical papers
  3. “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  5. Church website
  6. "New Bishop Of George", The Times, 17 March 1966.
  7. Diocese of George website
Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by
John Hunter
Bishop of George
1966– 1977
Succeeded by
William James Manning