Person Male Born 19/6/1914 Died 4/8/2003
Prominent theologian and first head of the Diocese of Sourozh, 1962 until his death.
Born as Andrei Borisovich Bloom in Switzerland. Brought up in Russia, Iran and Paris from 1923, where he studied sciences and medicine. During WW2 he became part of the Russian Orthodox Church, while continuing to practice as a doctor/surgeon. 1948 he was sent by the church to Britain and in 1950 appointed vicar of their London diocese. He continue to rise through the hierarchy, founding the Diocese of Sourozh in 1962. In 1966 became Metropolitan Bishop. Buried in Brompton Cemetery.