Authorized Form of NameGibbs; John (1917-2007); Bishop of Coventry
EpithetBishop of Coventry
ActivityIn the ministry of the Congregational Church, 1943-49; Student Christian Movement: Inter-Collegiate Secretary, 1949-51; Study Secretary and Editor of Student Movement, 1951-55; Curate of St Luke’s, Brislington, Bristol, 1955-57; Chaplain and Head of Divinity Dept, Coll. of St Matthias, Bristol, 1957-64, Vice-Principal, 1962-64; Principal, Keswick Hall Coll. of Education, Norwich, 1964-73; Examining Chaplain to Bishop of Norwich, Hon. Canon of Norwich Cathedral, 1968-73; Bishop Suffragan of Bradwell, Dio. Chelmsford, 1973-76; Honorary Assistant to Bishops of Gloucester and Bristol, 1985-. Member, Durham Commission on Religious Education, 1967-70; Chairman: C of E Children’s Council, 1968-71; C of E Board of Education Publications Committee, 1971-79, Education and Community Committee, 1974-76; Association of Voluntary Colleges, 1985-87; Further and Higher Education Committee, General Synod Board of Education, 1986-91; BCC Working Parties: Chairman, The Child in the Church, 1973-76; Chairman, Understanding Christian Nurture, 1979-81; Anglican Chairman, Anglican-Lutheran European Reg. Commission, 1980-82. Founder, Myton Hamlet Hospice, Warwick (Chairman, 1982-85); Chairman, Cotswold Care Hospice, 1986-96. Introduced into House of Lords, 1982.
SourceWho's Who 2006, Who Was Who 1897-2005 (2005) and Daily Telegraph Obituary, 31 Dec 2007 issue (online).

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