Clement Ricketts

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Clement Mallory Ricketts (19 August 1885 - 28 February 1961) was the second Bishop of Dunwich from 1945 to 1955.

Ricketts was the son of the Rev. Richard Ernest Ricketts, sometime Vicar of Crambe, North Yorkshire[1] and his wife Mabel Rose Williams. He was educated at The King's School, Canterbury[2] and Keble College, Oxford. After ordination he became a curate at Sarum St Martin[3] until 1912 when he became Chaplain of Bishop's College, Cheshunt. In 1914 he went to Ceylon, where he was Vicar of All Angels Colombo until 1923. On his return he was Diocesan and Domestic Chaplain to his father-in-law George Eden. He became vicar of Holy Trinity, Weymouth in 1924 and was Rural Dean of Weymouth until 1927. From 1937 to 1945 he was Canon Residentiary and Missionary of Gloucester Cathedral. He became Bishop of Dunwich in June 1945 and during his nine years of Episcopate he held the livings of Badingham and Dennington. In retirement he lived at Madehurst where he was curate-in-charge.[4] He died at the age of 81.

Ricketts married Dorothy Frances Eden, daughter of George Eden, Bishop of Wakefield and had two sons and a daughter.


  1. ^ Bishop of Wakefield from 1897 to 1928
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 071363457X
  3. ^ Details of Parish
  4. ^ The Times, Obituaries March 1961
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Maxwell Homfray Maxwell-Gumbleton
Bishop of Dunwich
1945 – 1955
Succeeded by
Thomas Herbert Cashmore