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date: 27 February 2021

Stopford, Rt Rev. Robert Wrightfree

PC 1961; KCVO 1973; CBE 1949; FKC 1965; DD (Lambeth) 1957

Born 20 Feb. 1901; s of John William Stopford; m 1st, 1935, Winifred Sophia (who d by enemy action, 1942), d of William Morton; two s; 2nd, 1945, Kathleen Mary (d 1973), d of Harold Holt; one d; died 13 Aug. 1976

Bishop of Bermuda, since 1976; Vicar-General, Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East, 1974–75


Liverpool Coll.; Hertford Coll., Oxford (Scholar); 1st Class Hons Classical Mods, 1922; BA 1st Class Hons School Mod. Hist. 1924, MA 1927; Hon. Fellow, 1956


Asst Master, Highgate Sch., 1924–25; Senior History Master, Oundle Sch., 1925–34, and Housemaster, 1926–34. Ordained, 1932; Asst Chaplain, 1932–34; Principal: Trinity Coll., Kandy, Ceylon, 1935–41; Achimota Coll., Gold Coast, 1941–45; Chm., Africa Cttee of Adv. Cttee on Educn in the Colonies, 1945–55; Rector of Chipping Barnet, 1946–48; Moderator of the Church Training Colls, 1947–55; Gen. Sec. of the National Soc. and Sec. of the Church Assembly Schs Council, 1952–55; Suffragan Bishop of Fulham, 1955–56; Bishop of Peterborough, 1956–61; Bishop of London, 1961–73. Chaplain to the Queen, 1952–55; Hon. Canon of Canterbury, 1951–56; Episcopal Sec., Lambeth Conference, 1958; Chm., Church of England Board of Education, 1958–73; Jt Chairman, Anglican-Methodist Unity Commission, 1967–69; Select Preacher, Oxford, 1959, Cambridge, 1963. Dean of HM Chapels Royal, 1961–73; Prelate of the Order of the British Empire, 1961–73; Prelate, Imperial Soc. of Knights Bachelor, 1967–73; Episcopal Canon, St George’s Cathedral, Jerusalem, 1971–75. Chm., D’Oyly Carte Trust, 1972–. Hon. FCP 1965. ChStJ 1976. Freeman, City of London, 1965; Hon. Freeman, Grocers’ Company, 1967. Churchill Fellow, Westminster Coll., Fulton, Mo, 1969. Hon. DCL, Durham, 1951; Hon. DD: London, 1965; Westminster Coll., Fulton, Missouri, 1966; College of William and Mary, Virginia, 1968


Play Production (with M. V. C. Jeffreys), 1927; The Anglican Communion (with others), 1948; Church, School and Life, 1949; No Man Liveth unto Himself, 1964


Athenæum, Royal Over-Seas League


Upper House, Up Somborne, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6RD

PO Box 769, Hamilton, Bermuda