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Noël Jones (bishop of Sodor and Man)

Noël Debroy Jones CB 25 December 1932 – 28 August 2009 was an Anglican bishop He was the Bishop of Sodor and Man in the Church of England


  • 1 Early life and education
  • 2 Ordained ministry
    • 21 Military service
    • 22 Episcopal ministry
  • 3 Later life
  • 4 References

Early life and education

Jones was born on 25 December 1932 in Monmouthshire, Wales He was educated at Haberdashers' West Monmouth School, then an all-boys grammar school in Pontypool, Torfaen He studied at St David's College, Lampeter and trained for ordination at Wells Theological College

Ordained ministry

Jones was ordained in the Church in Wales as a deacon in 1955 and as a priest in 1956 He held two curacies in the Diocese of Monmouth: at St James' Church, Tredegar 1955 to 1957 and at the Church of St Mark, Newport 1957 to 1960 He was the vicar of Kano in Nigeria from 1960 to 1962

Military service

In 1962, Jones joined the Royal Navy as a chaplain and was deployed to Brunei and Borneo He also completed a commando course prior to service in Aden with 42 Commando in 1967 He also served in Saudi Arabia and as Staff Chaplain at the Ministry of Defence before, in 1984, becoming Chaplain of the Fleet and Archdeacon for the Royal Navy as well being made a Companion of the Order of the Bath

Episcopal ministry

In 1989 Jones left the navy and was appointed Bishop of Sodor and Man During his time as bishop he had an ex officio seat in the Legislative Council and was a member of the Department of Education and the War Pensions Committee as well as being a trustee of King William's College In 2003 he stood down as the diocesan bishop


Jones belonged to the Traditional Anglo-Catholic tradition of the Church of England He was never a member of Forward in Faith, a traditionalist organization operating within Anglicanism He was opposed to the ordination of women to the priesthood

Later life

Jones died on 28 August 2009


  1. ^ Debrett's People of Today: Ed Ellis,P 1992, London, Debrett's p 1880 ISBN 1-870520-09-2
  2. ^ a b c "Bishop Noël Jones" Yorkshire Post 11 September 2009 Retrieved 30 March 2017 
  3. ^ a b "The Right Reverend Noël Jones" The Daily Telegraph 10 September 2009 Retrieved 30 March 2017 
  4. ^ Times on-line
  5. ^ a b "Noël Debroy Jones" Crockford's Clerical Directory online ed Church House Publishing Retrieved 30 March 2017 
  6. ^ Scandrett, Wyndham The Parish of St James, Tredegar: A History, 1890-1984 Risca: Starling Press
  7. ^ City of Newport
  8. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  9. ^ The Times, 13 October 1962; pg 4; Issue 55521; col B Naval Appointments
  10. ^ Society of St Mary
  11. ^ OKW website
  12. ^ Official announcement
  13. ^ Daily Telegraph p31 Obituaries Issue no 47,985 11 September 2009
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Raymond Roberts
Chaplain of the Fleet
Succeeded by
Michael Henley
Preceded by
Arthur Attwell
Bishop of Sodor and Man
Succeeded by
Graeme Knowles

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