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Howard West Kilvinton Mowll (1890–1958) was the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney from 1933 until his death in 1958. Mowll was born in Dover and attended Dover College until 1903 and later matriculated at the King's School, Canterbury.
As a staunch evangelical, upon returning from the mission field of China, Mowll experienced early difficulties in a predominantly liberal church before rising to national prominence during the war years. In 1947 he was elected Primate of Australia.
One of his final achievements was the purchase of a 60 hectare property at Castle Hill on Sydney’s rural fringes on which the first retirement village in Australia was created in 1958 for missionaries returning from China. Today the site remains the flagship for Anglican Retirement Villages, Diocese of Sydney.
|Address:||George & Bathurst Streets, St Andrews Cathedral, Sydney, 2000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.874017|
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TO THE GLORY OF GOD
AND IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF
HOWARD WEST KILVINTON MOWLL
SOLEMN BISHOP OF WESTERN CHINA
ARCHBISHOP OF SYDNEY
METROPOLITAN OF NEW SOUTH WALES 1933 to 1958
PRIMATE OF AUSTRALIA AND TASMANIA 1947 to 1958
HE DIED IN THE MIDST OF HIS LABOURS
ON THE 24TH OCTOBER 1958
HE WAS MISSIONARY HEARTED AND VISITED THE PEOPLES OF MANY LANDS AND MANY TONGUES SEEING ALL THE WORLD FOR CHRIST.
THROUGHOUT AUSTRALIA HE TRAVELLED FREQUENTLY NOT ONLY TO THE CHIEF CITIES BUT ALSO TO THE REMOTE CORNERS OF THE LAND.
WITHIN THIS DIOCESE HE INSPIRED EVERY SPHERE A GREAT EXPANSION IN THE THINGS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
HE WAS A GREAT LEADER AND A MAN OF VISION AND IDEAS WHOSE DAILY LIFE WAS RULED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT AN INSPIRING WORKER A MASTER OF DETAIL A DEVOTED PASTOR AND WARM HEARTED FRIEND.
HIS ASHES REST NEARBY IN THIS CATHEDRAL IN WHICH HE LOVED TO WORSHIP.
THIS PLAQUE IS A GIFT OF HIS FRIENDS FAR AND NEAR.