William Percy Gilpin (26 July 1902 – 4 January 1988) was a long serving Bishop of Kingston.[1]

Gilpin was educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham[2] and Keble College, Oxford. He was ordained in 1925 was a curate in Solihull following which he was chaplain of Chichester Theological College; Vicar of Manaccan, then Penzance; Director of Religious Education for the Diocese of Gloucester and finally (before his ordination to the episcopate) the Archdeacon of Southwark.[3] He retired to Ludlow, Shropshire, in 1970.


  1. ^ Lays foundation stone for new church
  2. ^ Who was Who 1897–1990, London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ The Times, 16 April 1952, p6, "New Bishop of Kingston"
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