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Archbishop of Canterbury

Frederick Donald Coggan, British former archbishop of Canterbury. Ordained to ministry Church of England, 1934.

Background

Coggan, Frederick Donald was born on October 9, 1909 in London. Son of Cornish Arthur and Fanny Sarah (Chubb) Coggan.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, St. John's College, Cambridge U., 1931; student, Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, 1934; Master of Arts, St. John's College, Cambridge U., 1935; Bachelor of Divinity, U. Toronto, 1941; honorary Doctor of Divinity, Wycliffe College, Toronto, Canada, 1944; Lambeth Doctor of Divinity, University Leeds, 1958; Lambeth Doctor of Divinity, Cambridge (England) University, 1962; Lambeth Doctor of Divinity, University Aberdeen Lambeth Doctor of Divinity, Saskatoon Lambeth Doctor of Divinity, Huron Lambeth Doctor of Divinity, Tokyo Lambeth Doctor of Divinity, Hull, 1963; Doctor of Humanities, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, 1966; Doctor of Literature, Westminster Choir College, Lancaster, 1967; S.T.D., General Theological Seminary, 1967; Lambeth Doctor of Divinity, University Manchester, 1972; Doctor of Laws, Liverpool U., 1972; Doctor of Civil Law, Kent U., 1975; Doctor of the University, U. York, 1975; Doctor of the University, King's College, London, 1975; Lambeth Doctor of Divinity, Moravian Theological Seminary, 1976.

Career

Assistant lecturer Semitic languages and literature Manchester University, 1931—1934. Curate St. Mary Islington, 1934—1937. Professor New Testament Wycliffe College, Toronto, Canada, 1937—1944.

Principal London College Division, 1944—1956. Bishop of Bradford, 1956—1961. Archbishop of York, 1961—1974.

Archbishop of Canterbury, 1974—1980. Chairman College of Preachers., Prelate Order St. John Jerusalem, 1967—1989. Created Baron of Canterbury and Sissinghurst, 1980.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Church of England, 1934.

Works

Connections

Married Jean Braithwaite Strain, October 17, 1935. Children— Dorothy Ann, Ruth Evelyn.

father:
Cornish Arthur Coggan

mother:
Fanny Sarah (Chubb) Coggan

spouse:
Jean Braithwaite Strain

child:
Ruth Evelyn Coggan

child:
Dorothy Ann Coggan