Corfield was born into an ecclesiastical family  and educated at St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate and Jesus College, Cambridge. After World War I service as a temporary Lieutenant in the RFA (during which he was mentioned in despatches twice) he was ordained in 1920. He was Principal of the CMS School at Batala from then until 1928; and then held a similar post at Dera Ismail Khan until 1935. Returning to England he was Vicar of Christ Church, South Nutfield  until 1938 when he was elevated to the Episcopate. Resigning his see in 1944 he became Rector of Stratfield Saye. In 1962 he was appointed the Chaplain of St John’s Hospital, Winchester, and died in post on 22 July 1965.
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- He was the 2nd son of the Reverend Egerton Corfield, a CMS priest in India, and grandson s of the Revs F. C. Corfield T. A. Anson, both of Derbyshire > “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
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- Ecclesiastical NewsThe Times (London, England), Thursday, Mar 17, 1938; pg. 17; Issue 47945
- Crockford's Clerical Directory Oxford, OUP, 1948
- Rt. Rev. B. C. Corfield The Times (London, England), Saturday, Jul 24, 1965; pg. 8; Issue 56382.
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