Carey, George Leonard

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Born: Nov 13, 1935 AD
Currently alive, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Archbishops


1935 - George Carey was born in the East End of London in England on the 13th of November.

         - He attended Bonham Road Primary School in Dagenham, then he failed his eleven plus and attended Bifrons Secondary Modern School in Barking, before leaving at the age of 15.

         - He worked for the London Electricity Board as an office boy, before doing his National Service at 18 in the RAF as a Wireless Operator, during which he served in Iraq.

1975 - He was a curate at St Mary's Islington, worked at Oak Hill Theological College and St John's Theological College, Nottingham and became vicar of St Nicholas' Church, Durham .

1982-1988 - He was appointed as Principal of Trinity College, Bristol, and was appointed as Bishop of Bath and Wells.

1991 - He was enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury on the 19th of April.

2002 - He retired as Archbishop on the 31st of October and was created a life peer as Baron Carey of Clifton, of Clifton in the City and County of Bristol, one month later.

         - He is Chancellor of the University of Gloucestershire.
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