William Porter (archbishop)

William Thomas Porter, S.M.A. (14 May 1887 – 16 June 1966) was an English Roman Catholic missionary priest, bishop and archbishop, who served as Vicar Apostolic of Gold Coast and later Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cape Coast in present-day Ghana.[1][2][3] He was appointed vicar apostolic (as well as titular bishop of Urusi) on 25 April 1933 and archbishop on 18 Apr 1950. He retired as archbishop on 15 May 1959.[3]


In 1936, Porter established a Roman Catholic secondary school, St. Augustine's College in Cape Coast.[4] He also established several Roman Catholic youth groups.


  1. ^ "Bishop William Thomas Porter (5th Vicar 1933-1960)". Archdiocese of Cape Coast, Ghana. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Monseigneur William Porter". Society of African Missions. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Archbishop William Thomas Porter, S.M.A. †". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  4. ^ Johns, St. "St. John's School, Sekondi-Ghana". St Johns School.