Wood, Maurice Arthur Ponsonby Rev (1916-2007)

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Wood, Maurice Arthur Ponsonby Rev (1916-2007)

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  • Maurice A P Wood, DSC MA RNR

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  • Bishop of Norwich

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    1916-2007

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    The Right Reverend Maurice Wood was Bishop of Norwich from 1971 to 1985. He was educated at Monkton Combe School and Queens' College, Cambridge, where he read History. He prepared for ordination at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and from 1940 to 1943 was a curate at St Paul's, Portman Square, in London. In 1943 Wood joined the Royal Navy trained as a commando chaplain. He landed with a RN beach commando on D-Day, with responsibility for the care and evacuation of the wounded. He left the Navy in 1947. In 1969 Wood he became a prebendary of St Paul's Cathedral before being nominated for Norwich.
    He joined the Archbishops' Council on Evangelism and a host of other organisations, including the Order of Christian Unity, the Boys' Brigade, the RSPCA and the Norfolk Water Safety Association. He was an honorary assistant bishop in London (1985-2002). He wrote a number of religious books, including Like a Mighty Army (1956); Comfort in Sorrow (1957); Your Suffering (1959); Christian Stability (1968); and Into the Way of Peace (1982).

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    1977: The Bishop's House, Norwich NR3 1SB

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    Bishop of Norwich 1971 - 1985

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