Reginald Fisher

Religious Leader

1918 – 2003


Who was Reginald Fisher?

Reginald Lindsay Fisher was the second Bishop of St Germans in the modern era.

Fisher was born on 6 April 1918 and educated in Clapham before entering the Society of Saint Francis in 1944 and taking Michael as his name in religion. Ordained in 1954 after a period of study at Westcott House, Cambridge he worked initially with the Student Christian Movement and was then successively Guardian of Alnmouth Friary, Minister of the Anglican Franciscans, General Secretary of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel and finally a suffragan bishop. For a brief period he deputised for the Bishop of Truro when Graham Leonard was translated to be the Bishop of London. He retired in 1985, serving subsequently as Minister General of the Society of St Francis. In the last part of his life he lived in the Franciscans' house in Cambridge where he had a ministry as adviser and spiritual director to a large number of people and regularly celebrated and preached at St Bene't's Church. He published his memoirs under the title For the Time Being in 1993.

His latter years were dogged by recurrent tuberculosis and he died on 5 December 2003.

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on July 23, 2013


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