Geoffrey Francis Fisher Edit Profile
Geoffrey was educated at Marlborough College and Exeter College, Oxford, and in 1911 graduated from Wells Theological College.
Geoffrey was an assistant master at Marlborough College for three years, in 1913 became a priest, and in 1914 was headmaster of Repton School in Derbyshire (1914–32),
He was successively bishop of Chester (1932), bishop of London (1939). He was active in fostering cooperation among the Christian churches, and in 1941 sponsored the Diocesan Reorganization measure.
He was appointed Primate of all England in January 1945, and in April was enthroned as the 97th Archbishop of Canterbury, succeeding Dr. William Temple.
After World War II he devoted a large part of his energies to raising funds for the restoration of Canterbury Cathedral, which had suffered extensive bomb damage during World War II.
In 1960 he made an official visit to Pope John XXIII at the Vatican; he was the first Primate of all England to make such a visit since the reign of Henry VIII.
Fisher retired in 1961.
Fisher married to the daughter of Arthur Forman, who was a Repton master and Derbyshire cricketer.