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Michael Gear (bishop)

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In office  1993–1999
Name  Michael Gear
Predecessor  William Persson
Denomination  Anglican
Role  Bishop of Doncaster
Consecration  1993
Parents  Frederick & Lillian
Diocese  Diocese of Sheffield
Spouse  Daphne Earl (m. 1961)
Successor  Cyril Ashton

Other posts  Honorary assistant bishop in Canterbury (2000–present) and in Rochester (1999–present)
Ordination  1961 (deacon); c. 1962 (priest)
Born  27 November 1934 (age 81) (1934-11-27)

Alma mater  St John's College, Durham

Michael Frederick Gear (born 27 November 1934) is a former Suffragan Bishop of Doncaster.

Gear was educated at St John's College, Durham. Ordained in 1961, he began his career with a curacy at Christ Church, Bexleyheath was then Vicar of St Andrew, Clubmore, Liverpool; Rector of Avondale, Harare; Rural Dean of Macclesfield; and finally, before his elevation to the Episcopate, Archdeacon of Chester. Since retiring to Maidstone Bishop Michael continues to serve the church as an Assistant Bishop within Canterbury diocese and a trustee of a charity for Zimbabwean street children.


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