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Douglas Noel Sargent (1907–1979[1]) was the third Bishop of Selby. He was educated at Watford Grammar School for Boys, King's College, Cambridge[2] and the London College of Divinity; and ordained in 1932. His first post was as Curate at Willian, Hertfordshire.[3] Subsequently he embarked on a long spell as a missionary[4] in Sichuan Province[5] at West China Union University.[6] From 1961 until 1962 he was principal of the Church Mission Society[7] when he was elevated to the episcopate,[8] a post he held until his retirement to York.


  1. ^ National Portrait Gallery Details
  2. ^ Who was Who 1897–1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975–76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ The making of a missionary Sargent, D.N: London Hodder & Stoughton 1960
  5. ^ Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions Angerson, G.H., New York,Macmillan Reference USA, 1998 ISBN 0-02-864604-5
  6. ^ Details of the University
  7. ^ Deep impression on the trainees[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ The Times, Wednesday, 14 March 1962; p. 14; Issue 55339; col E Ecclesiastical News Bishop Suffragan Of Selby
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Preceded by
Carey Frederick Knyvett
Bishop of Selby
Succeeded by
Morris Henry St John Maddocks