1890 – 1976
Who was Russell Barry?
Frank Russell Barry DSO was an Anglican Bishop and author who served as Bishop of Southwell for over 20 years in the middle of the 20th century Born on 28 January 1890 he was educated at Bradfield and Oriel College, Oxford and ordained in 1914. From 1915 to 1919, he was a Chaplain with the BEF during which time he was Mentioned in Despatches and awarded the Distinguished Service Order. After peace returned he was successively Principal of the Ordination Test School at Knutsford, Archdeacon of Egypt, Professor of New Testament Interpretation at King's College London, Fellow and Tutor of Balliol College, Oxford, Canon of Westminster Abbey and Rector of St John's, Smith Square before his elevation to the episcopate. A “recognized leader in Christian thought for over forty years”, he died on 24 October 1976.
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