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Paul Burrough

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John Paul Burrough MBE (5 May 1916 – 27 January 2003) was Bishop of Mashonaland from 1968 to 1981. Background He was born into an ecclesiastical family on 5 May 1916 and educated at St Edward's School, Oxford and St Edmund Hall, Oxford. He was a skilled rower and was in the Oxford crews that beat Cambridge in the Boat Races of 1937 and 1938. During the Second World War, he was commissioned in 1940 into the Royal Signals. In 1942 he became a prisoner of war in Malaya. In 1946 he was appointed a member of the military division of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his leadership in the PoW camps. Ordained in 1951, his first post was a curacy in Aldershot. After this he was a Missionary Priest in Korea and then (his final post before elevation to the episcopate) Anglican Chaplain to Overseas Peoples in Birmingham. During this time he brought together a successful Trinidadian steel band and enabled them to find engagements, including a regular annual performance
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