Conrad Meyer (bishop)

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Conrad John Eustace Meyer (2 July 1922[1] – 23 July 2011) was an English Catholic priest and a former Church of England bishop.[2][3]

Meyer was the son of William Eustace Meyer.[1] He was educated at Clifton College[4] and Pembroke College, Cambridge. During the Second World War he served in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He was ordained an Anglican priest in 1949. His first ordained ministry positions were curacies at Ashton Gate and Kenwyn. He was vicar of Devoran from 1954 to 1964. From 1969 to 1979 he was Archdeacon of Bodmin.[1] On 25 January 1979[5] he was consecrated Bishop suffragan of Dorchester, a position that he held until 1987; he became the first area bishop in 1984 when the diocese's area scheme was erected.[6] From 1990 to 1994 he was an honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Truro.[1]

In February 1994, Meyer announced his decision to be received into full communion with the Catholic Church.[7] He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1995.[1] In 2009 he was made a monsignor by Pope Benedict XVI.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Debrett People of Today", 10 July 2001
  2. ^ The Servant
  3. ^ Per Christum
  4. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  5. ^ Tustin, David. A Bishop's Ministry (Google Books) p. 30 (Accessed 26 April 2014)
  6. ^ "4: The Dioceses Commission, 1978–2002". Church of England. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Ruth Gledhill, "Bishops Lead Exodus to Rome", The Times, 24 February 1994
  8. ^ "Pope Hands out Ancient Title to Retired Newquay Churchman", Cornish Guardian, 18 March 2009.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Peter Knight Walker
Bishop of Dorchester
1979–1988
Succeeded by
Anthony John Russell