Robert Stopford


Robert Stopford

Bishop of Bermuda
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DioceseAnglican Church of Bermuda
Elected1976
Term ended1976 (death)
PredecessorEric Trapp
SuccessorAnselm Genders
Orders
Consecrationc. 1974
Personal details
Born(1901-02-20)20 February 1901
Garston, Lancashire, UK
Died13 August 1976(1976-08-13) (aged 75)
NationalityBritish
DenominationAnglican
Previous postBishop of Jerusalem
(Vicar-General) 1974–1976
Bishop of London
1961–1973
Bishop of Peterborough
1956–1961
Bishop of Fulham
1955–1956
Alma materHertford College, Oxford

Robert Wright Stopford, KCVO, CBE (20 February 1901 – 13 August 1976) was a British Anglican bishop.

Early life and education[edit]

Stopford was born in Garston, Merseyside (then in Lancashire), and educated at Coatham School in Redcar and Liverpool College, where he was Head of House (Littler's). He continued his education at Hertford College, Oxford, where he graduated with a Master of Arts degree. At Oxford he obtained first classes in classical honour moderations (1922) and modern history (1924). He was subsequently an Honorary Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford, and a Fellow of King's College London. He received a Doctor of Divinity degree from the University of London and a Doctor of Civil Law degree from the University of Durham.

Ministry[edit]

Training Colleges[3]

Legacy[edit]

Memorial to Robert Wright Stopford, Peterborough Cathedral

Bishop Stopford's School in Enfield and Bishop Stopford School in Kettering are named after him. A boarding house, Stopford House, at Achimota School in Accra, Ghana, was named in his honour. He was appointed KCVO in 1973, shortly before he retired as Bishop of London

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ordinations". Church Times (#3636). 30 September 1932. p. 382. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 25 May 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
  2. ^ "Ordinations". Church Times (#3689). 6 October 1933. p. 399. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 25 May 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Death of Bishop Stopford in England". Church Times (#5923). 20 August 1976. p. 3. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 25 May 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
  4. ^ "Three new bishops consecrated at St. Paul's". Church Times (#4819). 17 June 1955. p. 1. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 25 May 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
  5. ^ "Confirmation of Election". Church Times (#5146). 29 September 1961. p. 1. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 25 May 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
George Ingle
Bishop of Fulham
1955–1956
Succeeded by
Roderic Coote
Preceded by
Spencer Leeson
Bishop of Peterborough
1956–1961
Succeeded by
Cyril Easthaugh
Preceded by
Henry Montgomery Campbell
Bishop of London
1961–1973
Succeeded by
Gerald Ellison
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
George Appleton
Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem
& Vicar-General

1974–1976
Succeeded by
Samir Kafity
Preceded by
Eric Trapp
Bishop of Bermuda
1976
Succeeded by
Anselm Genders