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Bishop Wilfred Wood

First black bishop

Born in Barbados in 1936, Wood came to London in 1962 and served as a curate, then honorary curate, of St. Thomas with St. Stephen, Shepherd's Bush, until 1974. Being struck by the harsh conditions that black immigrants had to undergo and by the problems of the inner city, Wood maintained an active interest in race relations and social justice in London. He was a founder member of the Paddington Churches Housing Association, and was appointed the Bishop of London's race relations officer in 1966, and was Bishop of Croydon from 1985 to 2003.

Dr. O.A. Lyseight

founder of the New Testament Church of God

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