William Cecil

(1863–1936)

William Cecil

Anecdote...

Traveling to a confirmation ceremony, the absentminded bishop mislaid his ticket and was unable to produce it for the ticket collector. “It’s all right, my Lord,” said the collector, “we know who you are.”

“That’s all very well,” replied the bishop, “but without the ticket how am I to know where I’m going?”

Biographical Note: 

Cecil William (nicknamed ‘Fish’) was Bishop of Exeter from 1916 to 1936 and was something of an eccentric. He would often ring up his wife to ask where he was.